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The Frost Place

158 Ridge Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-5510
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Wonderful afternoon visit.

We stopped by on our way further North and are so glad that we did. The tour provided historical... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
JALNYC1996
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Brooklyn, New York
Nice post hike stop

We visited mid afternoon after a nice long hike. The video in the welcome center is very... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
souzagar
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massachusetts
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The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s old homestead, which is owned by the town of Franconia, New Hampshire. Besides serving as a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books, it is also a museum. Unlike typical modern museums, you won’t find at The Frost Place fancy multi-media displays or cafés, but if you come seeking a glimpse and a sense of the kind of place where a young poet could concentrate, and where his four children could range through the woods and orchards and discover the world, The Frost Place can still offer such pleasures. The view from the porch which inspired Frost is stunning and open to the public year round.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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158 Ridge Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
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+1 603-823-5510

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped by on our way further North and are so glad that we did. The tour provided historical context for the time that Frost lived in the area and also the history as to what brought him there. The kids enjoyed connected a poet...More

2  Thank JALNYC1996
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We visited mid afternoon after a nice long hike. The video in the welcome center is very informative make sure you take the time to view that to get a sense for how Frost spent his time here. In some ways the house felt as...More

Thank souzagar
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were visiting New Hampshire and discovered that one Frost's homes was in the area. It is a lovely setting with a self-guided tour of part of the house. They had shirts and books for sale in the barn. Would have live...More

1  Thank Leftigur
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The Frost Place was a want - to- go place for as long as I can recall. The drive down old country dirt roads begins to make one wonder if you're going the right way but, eventually the house shows up with the iconic rusty...More

Thank ozwizard50
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stumbled on this place on our way to Polly's Pancake Parlor. It was a special find. Robert Frost lived here from 1915-1920. There is a poetry trail through the woods that highlight some of Frost's notable works. The house has a poet-in-residence program, as...More

1  Thank Angela H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We strolled through the paved trail behind the museum with periodic stops at markers to read Frost's poetry. A nice walk which takes 20-30 minutes.

3  Thank BeBe_Bon
Reviewed 15 October 2016

After seeing his grave in Bennington, this was perfect. This was one of his houses in VT until he moved (got too cold to stay!). He had a great view. Walk the trail of his poetry. That was great. There is a video to see...More

1  Thank erwretired
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with our kids. The house tour was self guided and you could only go in a few rooms of the house. The other rooms were blocked off. There was a 20 minute video you could watch about Frost and his life. There...More

1  Thank Familyof5inCt
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Frost lived in several places, this is one of the two where he spent the most time. It's a self guided tour, but only half the house is open - the other half is for the poet in residence - even when they're not in...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Gardening Club taking responsibility for keeping this historic site going is doing a great job; we had a great time reflecting on the poetry of Robert Frost on the garden walk, and the house is being kept up well. You really get a good...More

Thank John C
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