frost house visitors

Welcoming Visitors

The Robert Frost Stone House and Museum works to keep access to the house and grounds open to the public. Contact us at frosthouse@bennington.edu or at (802) 447-6200. 

Visit us:

121 Historic Route 7A                 
Shaftsbury, Vermont
05262
Directions

Hours:

May 1-November 1
Wednesday-Sunday
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Admission:

Adults: $10, Seniors and Students: $6, Under 18: $5, Under 10: free.  
Free entrance to active duty personnel.
Group discounts available—email us to discuss. 

History

In December 2017, thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of Robert Frost, the College acquired the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in nearby Shaftsbury, VT. Frost's years in Shaftsbury marked his rise as one of America's great poets; there he won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes and wrote his iconic poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Frost was involved in the formation of Bennington College in the thirties, suggesting the use of narrative evaluations. In addition to continuing as an historic house and museum, the College will integrate the Stone House Museum into educational programming and experiential learning opportunities for students in literature, museum work, historic preservation, and environmental studies. 

Mission Statement

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College is a community-focused space that celebrates Frost’s poetry and life in Shaftsbury, Vermont. We want to open up fresh conversations about the foundational elements of Frost’s life: poetry, farming, and teaching.

The House and surrounding seven acre grounds extend Bennington College’s legacy in literature and poetry, and offer a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning hub for students, faculty, artists, scholars, and guests. We support place-based work that connects Vermont’s landscape and the arts.