Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock

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Learn about agricultural life past and present at Billings Farm & Museum. This operating dairy farm features a variety of friendly barnyard creatures, a restored 1890 farmhouse, and informative exhibits about Vermont's rich rural history. Watch the cows being milked and try your own hand at farm work. Two short audio-visual presentations provide more information about the farm's story and its long-standing dedication to sustainable agricultural practices. Feel free to approach one of the staff members for a tour. Be sure to wear sensible shoes. Arrange your visit to Billings Farm & Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Woodstock using our Woodstock trip itinerary maker website .
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  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • The site offers the opportunity to visit a farm very well preserved, live with the creation and meet a well preserved historic house. The Museum offers a glimpse of how were the agriculture and animal husbandry.
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  • Great exhibit / video telling you the history of the farm. Tons of beautiful spaces to explore a and walk around, meeting the different farm animals. They have dairy cows, sheep, horses, and chickens. Try the cheddar from their gift-shop, you won't be disappointed!
  • Arrive so you can do the movie approximately every 30 minutes at the entry or the rest won't make sense. Make a reservation once you arrive for the mansion, tour the visitor center, the barn and make the Farm House and Mansion fit in after the movie. Allow 1 hour for the Farm House. Didn't have time to do Mansion, but I'd allow an hour. Very interesting.
  • Wonderful peek into how the super rich lived when modern appliances did not exist. We got the winter tour, along with a horse drawn sleigh ride and a tour of the house and stables. The most memorable part of the experience was seeing young calves in the barn, so much like baby deer. This place and its grounds are a national historical park so that must be worth something as well.
  • Family friendly activity in the Woodstock area. Kids and adults will enjoy meeting jersey dairy cows, gorgeous 1 ton muscular Belgian horses, and calves in the nursery. You can get up close and personal -- petting the animals, watching the milking process. They give free samples of the cheese and also had hot apple cider on the day we went. It was a great activity for the non skiers in our group.
  • Super nice and helpful guides. We didn't go into the farms but walked the carriage trails that were well groomed and easy. I wore inappropriate footwear for the walk and I had no problems walking the trails.

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