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Billings Farm & Museum

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Address: 69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
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+1 802-457-2355
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A scenic stroll from the village center of Woodstock, Vermont, Billings...

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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Well kept and interesting

It was a surprise that admission was free for guests staying at the Woodstock Inn, this made it even better. Fun to see a variety of animals up close. Not crowded this time of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Holland, Massachusetts
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Holland, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a surprise that admission was free for guests staying at the Woodstock Inn, this made it even better. Fun to see a variety of animals up close. Not crowded this time of the year.

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Thank Terry! We're pleased you could join us for the day. More 

Reisterstown, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My18 years old son, and i loved the movie, and the museum, but we both found it very upsetting that the animals looked very mistreated. The cows had chains around their neck very tightly to the pool being force to lay down. Not enough room for them to lay down , and their behind was almost off the cliff. This... More 

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Gwynne: We're pleased that you enjoyed our film and museum exhibits but extremely concerned with your comments about our dairy herd. For about seven months each year, cows that are being milked graze in the pasture for 12 hours a day. When inside, they are restrained, which prevents them from wandering through the barns and potentially hurting themselves, other cows,... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on opening day lots of snow in the fields, so we were unable to walk most of grounds. Movie was interesting and explained the history of the farm and people. Museum upstairs was very interesting. We didn't get into the homestead, somehow we missed the tour. The barn, calves, cows and outbuildings is what we were there to see... More 

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

taleoftwokitties, Thanks so much for your feedback. The snow is melting quickly & it's time to return to see our stunning early spring landscape. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fully operational dairy farm that is old ( 1871) and still vital in the 21st c. Delightful and surprising visit in Woodstock ( a fun town to explore) Vermont. Great exhibits on farming, dairy production, what life was like a 100 yr ago in this town. Explore a farm house, and 4 barns. A lovely afternoon spent here. There... More 

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks rhamba k, hope to see you again soon! More 

Milton, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I expected cows and perhaps some antique farm equipment in a barn but it was so much more. I enjoyed the garden talk, and learning how to make cheese. The museum was fascinating. And I loved seeing the working kitchen in the old house.

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

We pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The sleigh ride and horses were great! Loved looking at the farm house. Coal stoves were great. How they got hot water and lived on a daily basis was interesting. Animals and milk parlor were also interesting! Thanks for a great day Billings farm and museum!

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Pauline! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Each year we spend a few Autumn days in Vermont's loveliest village, Woodstock. Visit highlight always includes our Billings Farm visit. Watching the lovely, placid Jersey Cows being milked in the cleanest, sweetest-smelling barn you'll ever see is terrific for all ages. We also love walking around the farm, gardens, museum of New England farming, and gift shop too. Just... More 

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks, JuneOfBoston! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband loves taking the grandkids here several times during the year. The kids love the animals and they learn alot! My granddaughter came up here with her friend and went to the class they had all day. They loved it!! Great place!

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

We hear from many grandparents about their visits to the farm with their grandchildren: fun, educational, and safe! Thanks for the feedback. More 

1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely farm for a weekend visit, awesome cheese, and the cutest Jersey cows! We will be back for sure.

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

We're looking forward to your next visit, Elizabeth! More 

Castleton, Vermont
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Billings Farm is a historical place. It's like stepping back in time. The history here is so well preserved! My granddaughter helped make ice cream the old fashioned way! She got to crank the apple press and rewarded with a sample of the delicious cider. From the horse drawn wagon ride to making friends with all the farm animals. It... More 

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much vtmarinemom! More 

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