Frost's Stone House is located in
So. Shaftsbury, Vermont on Historic Route 7A, a short distance
from his gravesite in Bennington.
As soon as you enter the front gate,
you feel as if you are in a Frost poem. The curving driveway
passes a young apple orchard propagated from the poet's trees.
Then along a field and beyond, a dark wood. A big grey barn C.
1850 and a lone birch tree stands beside a stone wall. Frost
planted an alley of birches beside this wall, but alas, the birch
is not a long-lived tree and only one remains. Take a moment
from "getting here" to "being here." A short
walk brings you to the back door in the time-honored Vermont
tradition. It is a small house and all exhibits are featured
on the first floor.
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 Stone House was built in 1769.
It was historic when Frost bought it in 1920. It is not presented
as a period house. The museum is devoted to getting visitors
acquainted with Frost and his poetry. You may feel as if you
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
The Director is regularly available
to answer questions about Frost. See our guest
Children are very welcome andwill
be interested if an adult engages them in the material. Although
Frost is very accessible, very young people may not be ready
for literature unless encouraged.
Photography is not permitted
inside the house.
- The museum is now closed for the
- Robert Frost Stone House Museum
- 121 Historic Route 7A
- Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262
- (802) 447-6200
- Email: email@example.com
- 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.