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The Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, VT


The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is a literary landmark located only minutes away from Frost's gravesite in Old Bennington. Frost resided in the house from 1920 to 1929, during which time he composed many of the pieces that became part of New Hampshire, his first Pulitzer Prize winning volume that included "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Frost wrote the poem on a hot June morning in 1922 at the dining room table. The entire room is devoted to this American classic.

The house, built circa 1769, was considered historic even before the Frost period. It is a rare example of Dutch Colonial architecture made of native stone and timber, and has changed little since Frost's time. The house sits on seven acres and still retains some of Frost's original apple trees.

More information, including hours of operation, can be found on the  Robert Frost Stone House Museum website.