It was to the town of Shaftsbury that poet Robert Frost came in 1920 "to plant a new Garden of Eden with a thousand apple trees of some unforbidden variety." The museum tells the story of the nine years (1920–29) Frost spent living in the house with his wife and four children. (He passed the 1930s in a house up the road in Shaftsbury, now owned by a producer Norman Lear.) It was here that he penned "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and published two books of poems.
Seven of the Frost family's original 80 acres can be wandered. Among the apple boughs you just might find inspiration of your own.