Frost's Stone House is located in
So. Shaftsbury, Vermont on Historic Route 7A, a short distance
from his gravesite in Bennington.
The museum features galleries in
the house where Frost lived and in the very rooms were he wrote
some of his finest poetry. His fourth book was published during
this period and for it, he won his first Pulitzer Prize. The
volume, entitled New Hampshire, contains one of our most
beloved poems, "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 great American
The central hallway is dedicated
to Frost's "woodchopper," J.
J. Lankes, who decorated Frost's books in the 1920s with
wood cut prints. Lankes lived in the area and made many works
of the local countryside that are geographically correct and
The grounds of the property are
complete with many images that evoke Frost's poetry including
stone walls, birch trees, fields and woods and even some of Frost's
original apple trees.
A self-guided tour is offered and
visitors may spend as much or little time as desired. We suggest
you allow an hour for your visit. Please arrive no later than
Photography is not permitted inside
Children are very welcome andwill
be interested if an adult will engage them in the material. Although
Frost is very accessible, young people may not be ready for literature
H O U R S
- Open May 1 through
- Wednesday through
- closed Monday
- 10 a.m. to 5:00
- We suggest an hour for
your visit. Please arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.
- Adults $6.00
- Seniors (60 plus) $5.00
- Under 18 years old $3.00
- Under 10 years old free.
- Cash or check;
no credit or debit cards.
- Robert Frost Stone House Museum
- 121 Historic Route 7A
- Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262
- (802) 447-6200
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you plan to stay in southern
Vermont and need info on lodging, restaurants and other attractions,
the Bennington Chamber of
Commerce website will be helpful.
Health Warning to Hikers
The "Robert Frost Trail" that ends at Paran Lake
crosses a wetland that is infested with black-legged ticks (Ixodes
scapalaris), the tick that carries Lyme disease. People are encouraged
to avoid walking trails in southwest Vermont and environs as
this area is the highest incidence of ticks and Lyme disease
in the state. (Click)
- Disclaimer: The Frost Museum has no
- connection to this trail or its operators.