Open Church Program
In addition to Sunday morning worship, the church welcomes individuals and
tour groups to visit during our "Open Church" season. We are open for such
visits on weekends from Memorial Day weekend to July 1, and daily from July 1 to
mid-October (the end of "leaf season").
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Sundays: 1 - 4 p.m.
Volunteers will answer questions and sometimes make presentations. Postcards,
note cards and other mementoes are available. Located in historic Old Bennington,
we are within a short walk of both the Bennington Museum with its Grandma Moses Gallery and the
Bennington Battle Monument.
Robert Frost's remains are buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Although he was not a member of the church, he read his poem, The Black Cottage,
at the rededication of our building in 1937, after its restoration to the
original interior design. At that time, the state legislature designated the
church as "Vermont's Colonial Shrine" and the cemetery, "Vermont's Sacred Acre."
Frost bought two lots in 1940 for a family burial place. For more information
on Robert Frost and the house where he lived in Shaftsbury, just outside of
Bennington, see the Robert
Frost Stone House Museum.