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Billings Farm & Museum

#1 of 25 things to do in Woodstock Features Animals
69 Old River Rd, Rte. 12 North, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-2355
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Nice working farm

This is a really well kept working farm and you can get up close to the animals. They have a barn... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mr_hand
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Dallas, TX
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Very Interesting

These people go to great lengths to give you a feel of past and present layout of Farm life. I grew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill M
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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69 Old River Rd, Rte. 12 North, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a really well kept working farm and you can get up close to the animals. They have a barn with all the cows and then there are also sheep, horses and cows in the pastures. There is an old farmhouse that was neat...More

Thank mr_hand
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

These people go to great lengths to give you a feel of past and present layout of Farm life. I grew up on a farm so I thought the whole tour was interesting with lots of info provided in all areas

Thank Bill M
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your feedback, Bill - especially since you grew up on a farm, which is increasingly rare these days!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened on this educational attraction while visiting Woodstock, VT. Great place to visit and learn about farming especially dairy farming. Be sure to visit the cow barn, go to the nursery, and learn about Jersey cows and their rich milk. Take the farmhouse tour...More

Thank Bobcat006
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an event at the Billings Farm so it must be stated from the onset that I didn't do the "whole tour thing" (but I did walk around). The location is spectacular. The property is exceptionally well-maintained. To the delight of all, the animals...More

Thank AlegriaTequila
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

AlegriaTequila: We're pleased that you had the opportunity to attend an after-hours event at the Farm & Museum and we thank you for your compliments and thoughtful comments. We absolutely agree that wonderful experiences await everyone so fortunate to visit our magnificent state of Vermont...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Billings Farm is a working farm with sheep, dairy cows and horses that is open to the public. The farm buildings and fields are easily accessible and child friendly. The farm and adjoining museum present practices on how farming preservation techniques were first utilized...More

Thank BobandRena
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wasted time waiting for this visitor's center to open, when we really wanted the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park (up the hill from this visitor's center). But, the grounds are beautiful and the 40 min tour looked to be quite interesting. The cheese that they sell...More

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Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your valuable feedback, Linda. The amazing cheese that you mention is made from 100% raw milk produced by the Jersey cows you visited in the dairy barn and may be purchased on-line – so you never need to be without! Also: the National...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the time. Initially I wasn't to thrilled about going but my wife talked me into it. I enjoy history and there is plenty here. I was a little dissapointed that there was no native American history presented, but all in all a very enjoyable...More

1  Thank T G
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Billings Farm is a stop that you absolutely should make time for on your vacation through Vermont. So worth the price of the ticket to learn about the history of this beautiful working farm.

Thank Kathy G
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four (including two teenage daughters) went to the Billings Farm and Museum in July 2017 and expected to spend just a couple of hours and be on our way. We ended up staying 5 hours and closing the place! And could have...More

1  Thank Harold028
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your detailed review! Your response is extremely helpful to us as we evaluate our operation and plan for the future. We've shared "A Hidden Gem" with our entire staff – who will be typically humble, but delighted!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought that we were going to a childrens Petting Farm, not a museum of serious significance. The museum is extremely interesting and well laid out. The animal "shows" are interesting, though I think even the cows are bemused as to why they stand in...More

Thank dick h
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, which are much appreciated! We are especially pleased to hear that after visiting, you concluded that Billings Farm is a significant cultural and educational institution. In terms of the Jersey herd: the cows are milked daily...More

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MRH200
7 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
11 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
8 May 2016|
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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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