The former home of poet Robert Frost attracts visitors from around the world.
any people remember reading Robert Frost’s poems in high school, but far fewer know that the four-time Pulitzer Prize winner was once a poultry farmer. In 1900, Frost purchased a small farm in Derry, New Hampshire, where he raised chickens, taught English at nearby Pinkerton Academy, and wrote several of his beloved poems. Frost, his wife, Elinor, and their children lived on the farm un- til 1911, when they moved north to Plymouth, New Hampshire, where Frost took a position teaching at Plymouth Normal School, today known as Plymouth State University.
Robert Frost Farm is now a New Hampshire state park offering public tours, an annual authors series, and a poetry conference. Visitors who walk along the farm’s half-mile nature trail, which circles the property, can read 14 of Frost’s poems posted on signs along the route.