This secluded farmstead where Robert Frost lived and worked with his family from 1915 to 1920 is hardly just a stale museum. Every year, the building’s trustees sponsor a fellowship for a young poet to live in the house for several months and work on his or her own verses. Perhaps it’s that living spirit of poetry that infuses Frost Place (Ridge Rd., Franconia, 603/823-5510, www.frostplace.org , 1–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. late May–June; 1–5 p.m. Wed.–Mon. July–early Oct., $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students 6–18, free children under 6) with such a contemplative feeling.
This is the farm that Frost chose to buy after achieving some fame as a poet, and where he wrote some of his best verses, including “The Road Not Taken” and “Birches.” The house is open for visitors to wander around the rooms where Frost commenced his “lovers quarrel with the world.” Outside, a half-mile nature trail is lined with plaques with some of the poems from his Franconia  years.