I love to visit historical sites. I’ve always loved studying history, everything from ancient Greece to the revolution and beyond. (I even minored in history in college!) One of the many great things about New England is how full of historical places it is. This is the place where the country really started. The place where we started a new nation full of inventors, scientists and poets. Robert Frost is one of the most known and loved of all the famous poets in America and abroad. Most people know at least one of his poems such as The Road Not Taken or Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, some of which were written at Robert Frost’s Farm!
Getting to Visit the house that Robert Frost used to live in was a really great experience. Getting to see the kitchen where he would sit and write his poetry or the grounds he would walk as he became inspired really created a connection to the old New England poet. Robert Frost’s Farm is located in Derry, New Hampshire, about fifteen minutes south of Manchester.
Whenever I visit old historical homes, one of the things I like to see most is the kitchen. Kitchens are one of the things that change the most throughout time and it’s interesting to see how people would have cooked and baked for their families all throughout history.
Walking into this kitchen really felt like stepping back in time. This is the stove that Frost’s wife, Elinor would have used to cook and bake. While a lot of kitchen appliances have been upgraded since the early 1900’s many of the tools Elinor stocked her kitchen with are the same kinds of things in kitchens today. Whisks, potato mashers and wooden spoons… some things just can’t be improved upon.
The grounds surrounding the house were so peaceful and serene. The mending wall that Frost wrote one of his famous poems about still encircled the property questioning the old adage, “good fences make good neighbors.”
After touring the old farm house there were plenty of other places to explore. We took a hike through the woods behind the property. Everything was so lush and green and there were charming little bridges that crossed over babbling brooks!
I even found this sweet baby bunny! This is a place I would highly recommend stopping by if you are ever in New England.