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Robert Frost Stone House Museum

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Address: 121 Historic Rte 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Phone Number: +1 802-447-6200
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Home of poet Robert Frost in his middle years.

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Came away wanting more!

Perhaps that is a good thing - to want more - after a visit. Essentially 3 rooms of the house are open -- the kitchen is where you buy your tickets. There is a living room with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
REJ810
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Perhaps that is a good thing - to want more - after a visit. Essentially 3 rooms of the house are open -- the kitchen is where you buy your tickets. There is a living room with a large fireplace and storyboards around the walls with photos and an outline of Frost's life and the life of his family. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very disappointed to find that it was closed after we drove two hours to get there. No info on website to the contrary; it was supposed to be open. Don't go without making sure they are not closed.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited the Robert Frost house in early October. Normally the house is open Wednesday through Sunday, but in October, it is open every day. The house is now a museum, with some pieces of furniture and other items from Frost's time there. We especially liked the "Stopping by Woods" poem room, where the walls were covered with articles from... More 

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I didn't actually go INSIDE the house, but I did stop long enough to walk around the grounds and take some pictures. It is picturesque.

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Thank reblhrt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Because I'm a fan I was willing to overlook some of the deficiencies others have identified. I wouldn't argue with any of those deficiencies. I was willing to read and study to extract tidbits of information. It's there. Where he grew up and where he lived at different times in his life. His marriages and children. Why trees and woods... More 

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Thank Herv M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on way by on a Sunday. Three rooms of panels of pictures, poems, family history in downstairs of house where Robert Frost and his family lived 100 years ago. $5.00 for seniors is enough to pay for what it is. Self guided. Grounds are pleasant. Nice short stop. Took us 45 minutes to do it comprehensively.

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adare
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The museum was small, but interesting. The staff person at the desk, however, was so surly that it spoiled the visit, the only stop we made for pleasure on our trip. Everyone has bad days, perhaps that was it, but it was poor timing for us.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We felt they could have done more with the house to make it more exciting but there is a lot of great history about Robert Frost and his works. Some nice memorabilia. Very reasonably priced. We did have a nice picnic on the grounds.

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Schenectady, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I went in thinking I would learn a little about him even though I am not a fan. I just wanted to know when and why he lived in the house and for how long. Why did he move? Did he raise his family there? Was it a farm also? Where did those two HUGE boulders come from that sit... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The grounds and buildings on the property are lovely, though there is no interpretation whatsoever, and the garden area was quite unkempt the day we visited. For $6.00 you take a "self-guided" tour of just two rooms. Each had walls covered with small photos and Frost history in small print that quickly grew annoying and boring. Very few artifacts, no... More 

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