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Rockingham Meeting House, Rockingham

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The Rockingham Meeting House, also known as Old North Meeting House and First Church in Rockingham, is a historic civic and religious building on Meeting House Road in Rockingham, Vermont, United States. The Meeting House was built between 1787 and 1801 and was originally used for both Congregational church meetings as well as civic and governmental meetings. Church services ceased in 1839 but town meetings continued to be held in it until 1869. It was restored in 1906 and has been preserved.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000 as an exceptionally well-preserved "second period" colonial-style meeting house. The building, owned by the town, is available for weddings and other events under rules established by the town.
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  • The Meeting House is in the process of being politely renovated. The old "pigpen" style of seating is totally reminiscent of the past so long ago. The peaceful cemetery behind the Meeting House... 
    The Meeting House is in the process of being politely renovated. The old "pigpen" style of seating is totally reminiscent of the past so long ago. The peaceful cemetery behind the Meeting House...  more »
  • For those of us from Bellows Falls, this is sacred ground. Come, visit, feel the generations before us. 
    For those of us from Bellows Falls, this is sacred ground. Come, visit, feel the generations before us.  more »
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  • I love visiting old cemeteries across New England and I made a special trip up to VT to see the Rockingham Meeting-House Cemetery because I read that the local stone carvers had carved some very unique stones. I was not disappointed. This cemetery sits in a beautiful setting behind an old church/meeting house and as you walk around you will find many beautifully carved early grave stones. The cemetery is exceptionally well maintained and the grave stones are in very good condition. If you enjoy primitive style stone carvings this is one of the best cemeteries in New England to visit.
  • I love exploring old cemeteries and this one is older than the U.S. Interesting to see how headstone styles and materials changed over the years. Guide Rosemary gave an interesting and informative tour of the meeting house - I learned a lot about the building, the local area and Vermont. When I saw the (very) steep narrow driveway to get to it, I almost drove by. I'm glad I didn't

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