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The Friends of Robert Frost has generously gifted The Robert Frost Stone House Museum to Bennington College.

The Friends of Robert Frost—a nonprofit group that acquired The Robert Frost Stone House Museum and operated the historic museum for the last 15 years—has generously gifted the house to Bennington College. The property, located five miles from campus in Shaftsbury, Vermont, includes The Frost House, built in 1769, as well as seven acres of property and two barns. Frost purchased the home in 1920 and lived there for a decade; it is where Frost wrote one of his most famous poems, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, in June 1922, and where Frost was living when he won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1924. 

In addition to continuing as an historic house and museum, the College will use The Frost House for educational purposes, incorporating it into its acclaimed literature and writing programming, which brings the nation’s leading poets, academics, and students together for lectures and rigorous writing instruction. The Frost House will provide enhanced learning and event space for Bennington’s literature efforts, including the Bennington Writing Seminars; The Bennington Review, the College's literary journal; and Poetry at Bennington, a residency series that brings award-winning poets to campus for readings. 

The Frost House will be closed in the winter; the College will reopen the house to the public and for academic programming in the Spring 2018. To sign up for updates, email