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!
- 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 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
- 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