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Billings Farm & Museum

#1 of 25 things to do in Woodstock Features Animals
69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-2355
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Fascinating

Worth knowing that if you are staying at the Woodstock Inn in town, you get into Billings Farm free... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
iasbam
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Berkshire, UK
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A gem of a double facility in Woodstock, Vermont. The working dairy farm provides a look into... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
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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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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Worth knowing that if you are staying at the Woodstock Inn in town, you get into Billings Farm free - they are both owned by the same organisation. The farm is great - obviously lots of tractors and animals if you have small children, but...More

Thank iasbam
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Dear iasbam, We very pleased to hear that you and your family visited the Farm & Museum with your Woodstock Inn comp admission benefit. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A gem of a double facility in Woodstock, Vermont. The working dairy farm provides a look into animal husbandry and milking operations. Well worth the visit and be sure to watch the movie first in the lobby theater.

Thank 814steven
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Steve N. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the farm and the national park - and had a chance to see the film, which explains the evolution of this "place in the land."

Reviewed 6 August 2016

This beautiful spot is certainly worth a visit! Walking through the barns and seeing the well-cared for animals was a wonderful experience and there's nothing as relaxing as the smell of the hay and grain. The farmhouse visit was interesting -- especially the creamery area...More

Thank Patricia K
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you Patricia K. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit - and our content animals!

Reviewed 24 July 2016

I could have spent hours staring at the scenery; so serene! It was really nice to step back in time and learn how things worked in the old days. My young child got to help "cook" by a wood stove, use a typewriter, wash clothes...More

1  Thank Nella G
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you, Nella G.!

Reviewed 20 July 2016

With a setting like this, how could they not be? One of the most beautiful spots in Vermont, Billings Farm and Museum offers great tours of a historic working farm (gentleman-style) and dairy, producing some of the best Vermont cheese you can get. Great cheese...More

1  Thank DanAtlantic
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thanks DanAtlantic!

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Billings farm is a must-do for anyone visiting the area. Some told us it was mostly for children, but my husband and I spent about three hours and enjoyed every second of it. Would recommend to families, but also people of all ages and backgrounds....More

1  Thank leahconnelly
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thanks Leah! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return soon.

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Who knew dairy farming could be so interesting. Beautiful grounds, milking demos, food fests on a Friday showcasing cheese making. Cute museum store. Cheese to sample. And the most lovely setting .

1  Thank CWald28
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

CWald28: We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for kids and adults. The staff was very friendly and there is so much to do. They have so many things scheduled throughout the day that no matter when you get there you will find something to do. Kids will...More

1  Thank Tradervic21
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Tradervic21: it's great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

This would be a great place for families with kids. As adults, you've seen one cow, you've seen them all. The area was great for biking, which my husband and I did. It was time travel Tuesday in the farmhouse which would also be great...More

1  Thank lisathepizza
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thanks for your feedback, lisathepizza!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

While in Woodstock, VT we checked out a real working dairy farm. Billings Farm & Museum, is not just a dairy farm, it also is a museum dedicated to preserving the history and values of rural Vermont. It boasts artifacts dating back to 1871. My...More

1  Thank Estee P
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

FamilyRoadTraveled: we're pleased that you visited and hope you can return when your daughter is a little older!

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MRH200
6 January 2017|
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Response from Darlyne F | Property representative |
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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BikerGirl58
10 December 2016|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
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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