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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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Great family destination

Entire family enjoyed every aspect of the farm. From the history within the museum to the milking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jjeremys
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Connecticut
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What a farm!

This farm was beautiful. It was a warm autumn day, and the trees were just starting to turn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristine C
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Aiken
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“ice cream” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
69 Old River Rd, Rte. 12 North, Woodstock, VT 05091
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+1 802-457-2355
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entire family enjoyed every aspect of the farm. From the history within the museum to the milking experience in the dairy barn and finally the ice cream is not to be missed. Looking forward to returning seasonal to take advantage of various events.

Thank jjeremys
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please consider a BF&M membership, which has many benefits, including complimentary admission!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This farm was beautiful. It was a warm autumn day, and the trees were just starting to turn. Everything was well kept and the staff was very helpful, offering information on farming operations - chickens, Jerseys, farm life, etc. The museum was very well put...More

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

Thanks Kristine; all of Vermont is especially lovely this time of year. We're pleased that you were able to visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this and loved it! If you go, make sure you get the ticket that allows the tour of the Billings/Rockefeller "mansion" across the street. We really enjoyed learning about these families and their history.

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

Monica: we're pleased that you found us and enjoyed the Farm & Museum and the national park!

Reviewed 1 week ago

we wanted to see this place and expected to see well treated farm animals. unkind animal farming industry and its techniques are here for people to see. the milking cows get an electric shock if they arch their backs trying to defecate. the animals are...More

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

We're disappointed that after your visit you concluded that Billings Farm engages in "unkind animal farming industry," because that couldn't be further from the case. The cow trainers that you mention are initially used to train the cows to back up and defecate in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful working farm that often has special exhibits. Get the combo ticket to see the mansion on site as it is great to walk through since they have left 80% of the original furnishings in their original locations throughout the house. And who doesn't...More

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

Thank you for your feedback! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

if you've never been to a farm before, this is your upscale sanitized millionaire's version, with floors in he dairy so clear you can eat off them. the animals appear to be happy and well looked after and the farm is rich in history -...More

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

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was a factor on our visit.....it was a stellar day! But the farm was also very enjoyable on many levels. The film or films are a must do....history is interesting and puts the farm in context. We adults enjoyed the beauty and the...More

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

We happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place We enjoyed the working farm with Jersey cows in fields and the milking bark. Sheep in the pasture were a British breed that we found very intetestin. We were also drawn to the heritage Apple orchard with hardy red apples...More

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

Many thanks for your comprehensive review! We're pleased that you explored every bit of the farm and museum and enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it's not fair for me to say anything about this so-called "museum" since anything related to farm is never my cup of tea. Woodstock' S historic park or just downtown is much more worthy of your time and money than this "museum" that doesn't...More

1  Thank Yinxue Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a nice experience for the kids! Spent 3 hours here and was really special to see. The farm itself is gorgeous and buildings are restored really nicely as well.

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

Thanks for your awesome review!

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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
10 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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