Robert Frost Stone House Museum
                So. Shaftsbury, Vermont
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is a literary landmark, only minutes away from Frost's gravesite in Bennington. It was opened in 2002 to honor America's favorite poet. Frost lived in the Stone House in South Shaftsbury, Vermont from 1920 to 1929. Here, Frost 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."
Built c. 1769, the house was considered historic before the Frost period. It is a rare example of colonial architecture made of native stone and timber. It has changed little since Frost's time and remains in excellent condition. The house sits on 7 acres and features many Frostian associations including stone walls, birch trees, a timbered barn and some of Frost's original apple trees. Many poignant episodes in Frost's life happened in this house.
The 2017 season ends on October 29 at 1:30 p.m. Click here more info.


The Robert Frost Stone House Museum was gifted to Bennington College in September, 2017.
Bennington College is scheduled to take possession of the property in late fall.
Over the winter, plans will be made by the college on the use of the property.
New hours, programs and policies will be announced in spring 2018.
Contact the college at for more information.
Much of this website will be taken down by the end of 2017.
The exhibits are educational and literary covering Frost's life and art. They are designed to make you feel as if you met him. The current exhibit, entitled, "Robert Frost: The Poetry of Trees," explores the many uses of tree imagery that gather into a potent symbol over the course of Frost's poetry. Historic trees on the property, apple and red pine, are being prepared to make crafted items for our shop.
The Robert Frost Apple Trees and the Red Pines
The trees at the Frost museum have been the subject of two ongoing projects. The historic apple trees have been propagated to make specimens for a new display orchard, and some have been sold to the public. Frost also planted 1,000 red pine seedlings on the property in the early 1920s. Click here to read about the apples and red pines.
On May 6, 2017 two beloved Frost trees came crashing down at the Stone House, just minutes apart. Read about the plans to make things with the wood of these old trees. Frost's Lost Trees.
Student Tours are available to area schools. Click here for the lesson plan.

                                      Here are our usual features - click on the pictures to explore our web site.
 The Robert Frost Tutorial
for students with questions
The Frost Free Library
A collection of critical essays about Frost, memoirs and
Cook Collection and
Frost Verbatim
 Places and Poetry
A biography


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