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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
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a wonderful old church

An old church with many sites of interest in the grave yard..from the old carved headstones of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
North Bennington, Vermont
A quintessential Vermont Church with historical muscle

The church is the first in Vermont that is dedicated to the separation of Church and State. Its... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An old church with many sites of interest in the grave yard..from the old carved headstones of marble...so very interesting ...and the church is still used today...

Thank gugie25
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The church is the first in Vermont that is dedicated to the separation of Church and State. Its adjacent cemetery is populated with people who helped create the town of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War and the Poet Laureate, Robert Frost and his family.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A picturesque church, but there's really not a good place to park. We were unable to walk around due to extreme cold on the day.

Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't go in the church, but we visited it to access the graveyard to see the poet, Robert Frost's, grave. It's a beautiful church not too far from the Battle of Bennington monument.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a nice place to visit if you wish to see an older style church building. In addition, the cemeteries has graves of noted people, including poet Robert Frost.

Thank philw708
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you are into old graves this place has them in abundance! Clean graves too! Robert Frost is buried here along with lots of characters from the revolutionary period. Interesting enough. Did not see tthe inside of the church, but if you are into Protestant...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautiful architecture and friendly guides are always cheerful in offering lots of detailed information not only about the church, but the graveyard and village, too.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Stop here often to take pictures, usually in the Fall when the colors are beautiful. We have also visited the cemetery.

Thank ANNE H
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is located in a lovely neighborhood in Bennington. This old church is what you would typically want to see when you visit New England. There is an interesting cemetery next door. For those of you interested in old literature authors, Robert Frost is buried...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Only had a few minutes and decided to check out the grave of Robert Frost. His grave is located behind the church. Would have liked to go in the church but it wasn't open when we were there.

Thank Karen L
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Trish K
We are planning a bus tour to the Bennington Area on September 19th and 20th and would like to include the First Congretional Church in the tour. Are there tour guides available to meet with our group of approx. 50 people to take us through the church and tell us the history of the church? Also, is the place for us to park a tour bus?
21 April 2015|
Response from jegriswold |
I am sorry we did not see this question before your bus tour. We have just found out how popular we are on Tripadvisor! We hope you just stopped past! The church regularly has tours come, in season and out. A group can set... More