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.

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 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 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 met Frost.

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.

The museum founder is regularly available to answer questions about Frost. See our guest book.

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.

2 0 1 6 . . . H O U R S

 
Last day of the season is Sunday October 30.
 
November 1 through April 30
closed for the season
 
We suggest an hour for your visit. Please arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Admission:
Adults $6.00
Seniors (62 plus) $5.00
Under 18 years old $3.00
Under 10 years old free.
 
We accept Master Card, Visa,
Discover and American Express,
and Cash or Check
 
 
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.