Robert Frost wintered at 410 Caroline St. (the same place where Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder and John Dos Passos all hung out) from 1945 to 1960. The poet laureate stayed in the old garden cottage and penned his poem "A Gift Outright" there, which he recited at Kennedy's inauguration.
To commemorate Frost and to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, the Heritage House Museum will host its 13th annual Robert Frost Poetry Festival from April 11 through April 14. Featured poets are Dr. Michael Wyndham Thomas from England, Charles Trumbull, Key West author and poet Rosalind Brackenbury, Barry George, Richard Grusin and Cricket Desmarais. The festival will also offer international poetry and haiku contests, workshops, readings, an art and film event and a pre-festival party.