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."
 
Visit the Stone House on your next trip to New England. Frost is in the air! Click here for hours.
 
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.
 
Exhibits
 
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.
 
 
 
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
interviews.
 
NEW!
 
Cook Collection and
Frost Verbatim
 Places and Poetry
A biography
 
 

  Features

Permissions - what you need to know!
Calendar of Events
Special Exhibits
Read a Poem
Discussion Club
Reading List
Collections
and More
 Chronology
 
  Membership
 
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Students get help at the Frost Tutorial