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Billings Farm & Museum

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69 Old River Rd, Rte. 12 North, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-2355
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NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Billings Farm and museum is a treasure trove of Vermont history. The 23 minute free film... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
PierreFournier
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Hartland, Vermont
Clean and simple family fun

Billings Farm is simply a darn nice place. It’s family friendly, clean, and interesting. The staff... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
TPS_VT_61
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A scenic stroll from the village center of Woodstock, Vermont, Billings Farm & Museum is regarded as one of the finest outdoor history museums in the country. Combining a fully-operating Jersey dairy farm with educational exhibits and interactive programs and events, Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing education and enjoyment to visitors of all ages. From meeting our award-winning Jersey dairy cows, draft horses, and sheep, to exploring the carefully restored 1890 Farm House, sampling Billings Farm cheddar, and taking part in hands-on activities, there really is something for everyone. Daily livestock programs and hands-on activities, afternoon milking, audiovisual presentations, museum shop, dairy bar. We are open Apr 1-Oct 31., 10-5; weekends Nov.-Feb., & Christmas & Feb. vacation weeks 10-4.
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69 Old River Rd, Rte. 12 North, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Billings Farm and museum is a treasure trove of Vermont history. The 23 minute free film highlighting 3 innovative conservationists covering 200 years is a must see. The accompanying Marsh-Perkins-Rockefeller mansion tour showcases the history of the house with originals furnishings - really wonderful!...More

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David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We're so pleased that you enjoyed both Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park across the street. We agree that the film, A Place in the Land, provides a great intro to our shared stories.

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Billings Farm is simply a darn nice place. It’s family friendly, clean, and interesting. The staff is courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. It’s a nice place to spend a few hours.

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David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback ... a tribute to our legacy farm and our wonderful staff!

Reviewed 18 December 2017

We took advantage of a nice fall day to take in the Billings Farm and Museum. This working farm, along with period homes was a great way to see the history of farming in Vermont. We saw young calves, and milking of cows. We saw...More

Thank Walter C
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback; we're pleased that you had a rich experience at the Farm & Museum!

Reviewed 18 December 2017

A really fun place to visit. There is a lot to see and a lot to learn about; fantastic cheese too! Very friendly staff.

Thank tropicalvacay2015
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We're so pleased that you visited and enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the Museum. Did not expect to have such a great time. We visited during the Christmas Season and the house was decorated for the season, but more importantly the staff created some really interesting crafts for the little ones....More

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David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! Hands-on activities for, and interaction with, our guests - especially children - is a hallmark of the Billings Farm & Museum experience, and it sounds as though you and your family took full advantage!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had free passes included in our stay at the Woodstock Inn and figured we would check it out. The farm provided a few hours of entertainment and fun. In particular we enjoyed visiting the cows and taking a tractor ride through the fields.

Thank cosullivan14
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to Billings Farm & Museum ... a wonderful bonus for guests at the Woodstock Inn!

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Well presented exhibits of farm life from the past. Visited the manager's house which explained exactly what a manager did on this farm and had a neat hay ride pulled by 2 beautiful big horses. Could also buy cheese made locally. Well worth it.

Thank nielsenab
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Billings Farm & Museum!

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited the Billings Farm & Museum over Veterans' Day weekend. We particularly enjoyed the film they were showing "D Day Remembered" in honor of the holiday. Viewing it made our visit more memorable. We visited the farmhouse, containing Mr. Billings' business office, the kitchen,...More

Thank nyackgirl47
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Billings Farm & Museum; we're heartened to learn that you enjoyed the Charles Guggenheim film, "D Day Remembered." We're proud to note that Guggenheim created our orientation film, "A Place in the Land." You're right that our...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Such a neat place to take children. Everything is hands on. The butter making demonstration was super neat and informative. Everyone really knew their history at this place. They house some of their staff which I found pretty cool. They also have pretty cool events...More

Thank Santiago1109
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We're so pleased that you had a rich experience at Billings Farm & Museum! And yes, we have thematic special events across the seasons and at holiday times.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The Great independent film series keeps us coming back year after year for the entire series of about 15 films, we’ll chosen and oft awarded.

Thank patriciawr2017
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We're very proud of the Woodstock Vermont Film Series, now in its 8th year, and are so pleased to learn of its resonance with you over the years!

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MRH200
6 January 2017|
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Congratulations on your 50th! Many activities are scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend and horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides will be featured as well. See you in November!
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Yes. $14.00: Adults ages 16-61 $13.00: Seniors ages 62 and over $9.00: Students ages 16 & up (please show student ID card) $8.00: Children ages 5-15 $4.00: Children ages 3-4 Billings Farm & Museum members: Free Major credit... More
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Gail H
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Response from Darlyne F | Property representative |
Gail: Vt native Frederick Billings established the farm in 1871, proceeding to import Jersey cows from the Isle of Jersey, improving breeding techniques, and undertaking a significant reforestation project in the surrounding... More
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