- Robert Frost
- Stone House Museum
So. Shaftsbury, Vermont
- A literary landmark, only minutes
away from Frost's gravesite in Bennington, 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 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 desplay
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.
- Visit the Stone House on your next
trip to New England. Frost is in the air! Click here
to find out more.
- Student Tours are available to
area schools. Click here for the lesson