This is the house circa 1928 with Frost's
grandson Prescott sitting in the front yard.
 
The Stone House today
 
 
 
Directions
 
From Bennington: Go north on US 7 and take Exit 2. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Historic 7A. Go 7/10ths mile. Robert Frost Museum on the left just past the Hiland Hall School.
 
From Manchester: Go south on US 7 to Exit 2. (same as above). If you come down 7A, you must go past Rt. 67 and through the blinking light in South Shaftsbury and up the hill - approx. 1 mile from light.
 
From Brattleboro: Go west on VT Rte. 9
to Bennington and then follow directions from Bennington.
 
From New York: Take the New York Thruway (I-87) to Exit 23. Take I-787 around Albany and exit on NY Route 7 East (Troy/Bennington). Go east on NY 7 to Rte. 279 to US 7 north, then take Exit 2 (Shaftsbury). At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Historic 7A. Go 7/10ths mile. Robert Frost Museum is on the left just past the Hiland Hall School.
 
From Williamstown, MA: Go north on US 7 through the town of Bennington. Continue on a limited access highway as you leave Bennington. Take Exit 2. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Historic 7A. Go 7/10ths mile. Robert Frost Museum on the left just past the Hiland Hall School.
 
 

 Visit the Robert Frost Museum

in Shaftsbury, Vermont

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 classic.

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 still recognizable.

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 4:30 p.m.

Photography is not permitted inside the house.

Children are very welcome andwill be interested if the adult will engage them in the material. Although Frost is very accessible, young people may not be ready for literature unless encouraged.

 

2 0 1 4 ...... H O U R S

The Frost House is open May 1
through October 31, 2014.
 
SEPTEMBER HOURS
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
OCTOBER HOURS
Open 7 days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
We suggest an hour for your visit. Please arrive no later than 4:30.
 
 
 
 
Admission:
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: frostnow@sover.net
 
 
 
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.