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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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A nice day out

We had entrance to the farm included with our stay at the nearby Woodstock Inn hotel so thought we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IRBtrip
Dont skip the movie! Wonderful walk through Billings farm

Got here about an hour before closing. Glad we watched movie.. VERY EXCELLENT! It actually won an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elly H
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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 2 weeks ago

We had entrance to the farm included with our stay at the nearby Woodstock Inn hotel so thought we would drop by. It is a nice example of a working farm for folks to see what goes on at one. We are used to this...More

Thank IRBtrip
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad that you visited and enjoyed the experience! As you say, a bonus of a stay at the Woodstock Inn is complimentary admission to Billings Farm & Museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got here about an hour before closing. Glad we watched movie.. VERY EXCELLENT! It actually won an award. Gives a complete history of the family that built Billings and how they are related to the Vanderbilt Family. Great little gift shop. Walked around farm area...More

Thank Elly H
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Charles Guggenheim film about the Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller families and the mark each left upon this land and on the conservation movement, generally, is a great introduction to the Billings Farm & Museum experience, and we're glad you were able to see and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not plan to spend a long time here until we figured it is not only a farm. There were so many interesting and educational workshops and tours to join. Cheese tasting from many farms and producers was great too. This is a perfect...More

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David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're pleased that you were able to experience the many dimensions of a visit to Billings Farm & Museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Billings farm on December 28th for a sleigh ride, but were told that they don't run them in the cold temperatures despite the flyers advertising them. So, we saw the farmhouse and the cows at milking time.More

Thank Bobby C
David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're pleased that you were able to visit Billings Farm & Museum between Christmas and New Year's but are sorry that the sleigh rides - planned during this timeframe - were unavailable. Because the week's temperatures were so cold - below 20 degrees - and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 19 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 19 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.

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David S, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 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 4 weeks ago

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 8 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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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