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Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. With our online itinerary creator, Woodstock attractions like Billings Farm & Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 interesti...  more »
  • 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 produc...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautifully restored home, nice gardens and gorgeous setting. The cheese wasn't great though.
  • 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.