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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
802-447-1223
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Lots of interesting graves in cemetary

It's very interesting to walk around the cemetary and read the information about the folks buried... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth F
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Rutherford, New Jersey
Historic Old Church

The Church, built in 1805, was the first church built in VT that reflects the separation of church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich334
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Southington, Connecticut
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's very interesting to walk around the cemetary and read the information about the folks buried there from the 1700's. Robert Frost's grave is also there.

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church, built in 1805, was the first church built in VT that reflects the separation of church and state. The church has been restored including with what were the original Church's box pews like those inn the Old North Church in Boston. Today a...More

Thank Rich334
Reviewed 1 week ago

I call it back to the future because, even though it is an old church, it seems like a vibrant place cause it seems that It is opened every day for the people to visit. It is a well preserved church--in fact a historic one....More

Thank I M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real piece of history. Well worth a visit. The two nice ladies we met when we arrived who were responsible for greeting visitors and providing information were absolutely delightful and just full of fun facts that they were willing and eager to...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church was opened to the public. There was a volunteer guide who was very knowledgeable about the church and its history. The building is impeccably maintained and the second floor balcony and pipe organ are also opened to the public.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Loved seeing rob frosts grave and the historically old stones there. Beautiful grounds and all in all a great little place to stop at in Bennington!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The guide spent a lot of time with us telling us about the history of early colonial church's. The graveyard behind the church was also interesting.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Friendly congregation and the unique experience of sitting in a box with the family. Pastor asked us to stay after the service even though we were just passing thru.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The staff are knowledgeable and fun to talk to regarding anything in the area, not just the church. Don't miss walking through the cemetery next door. There are placards all over telling the history of who is buried...More

1  Thank Jen B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We are geocachers and stumbled up on this church looking for a geocache. It was in evening so it was nice a quite walking around the church looking for Robert Lee Frost grave. It was a neat experience.

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Trish K
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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
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