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Poet Robert Frost lived here with his wife and children during some of the most productive and inspired years of his writing life.




On the north side of Franconia Notch, only a mile or two from the town of Franconia, is The Frost Place, on Ridge Road (map), the farm that the great poet bought in the early part of this century.

Poet Robert Frost lived here when he wrote many of his best and most famous poems to describe life on this farm and the scenery surrounding it.

The price of admission includes a 20-minute slide show in the barn behind the house. The show explains much about Frost's early life and work, and about the countryside here.

The Farmhouse

The farmhouse has been kept as faithful to the period as possible, and there are numerous interesting exhibits of Frost memorabilia, though much of the furniture is from other places. It is spare and simple, as was the rural lifestyle at the time.

The house is used for poetry readings, conferences and workshops.

Poetry Nature Trail

Behind the house in the forest is a half-mile-long poetry-nature trail. Frost's poems are mounted on plaques in sites appropriate to the things they describe.

In several places the plaques have been erected at the exact spots where Frost composed the poems.

The various trees, shrubs, and flowers along the path are marked, though only some will be in bloom when you visit.

How to Get There

To get to the Frost Place, leave Franconia on NH Route 116 South, and after exactly a mile look for a sign on the right indicating Bickford Hill Road. Then turn left onto Ridge Road, a dirt road, and the Frost Place will be up a way on your right (map).

You come to the parking lot before the house. Obey the sign and park in the lot, then walk up the road to the house.

Other Frost Sites

If you're interested in more Frostiana, visit The Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, and Frost's burial place in Old Bennington, Vermont.

The Frost Place
P O Box 74 (158 Ridge Road: map)
Franconia NH 03580
Tel 603-823-5510

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The Frost Place, Franconia NH

The Frost Place , Franconia NH



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