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“Beautiful mansion to visit in Woodstock”

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Vermont's first national park is dedicated to conservation.
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We visited here in mid Sept and very much enjoyed taking a tour of the Rockefeller mansion. It is a beautiful building and we should be very grateful that the family gave it to the National Park Service for all to enjoy. The only negative comment I would have is that it would be better if there was more touring of the building and less commentary. There is a video that we all previewed prior to the tour and the ranger spent 40 minutes of the tour commenting mostly about things that were in the video before we even got into the mansion and there was only 20 minutes left to tour the building. We have a National Parks Senior Pass which allows free admission to all national parks and didn't really understand the reasoning of the cashier who said that we were required to pay for admission. That didn't seem right to us but we paid.

Thank Rich J
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We had so looked forward to visiting this place but it was closed because of the government shutdown. What a shame. Can't understand why the trails were closed. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We were headed to Lake Champlain from our home in New Hampshire and decided to visit Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. What a delightful and educational surprise.
A private tour of the house with a very knowledgeable park ranger provided fascinating insights into the history of the place and a perspective on conservation that was unique. Beautiful art and architecture and lovely grounds. If you are interested in the origins of the land conservation movement in this country this is a must see. We didn't have time to explore the farm but will go back to do that.

Thank Rosemary1144
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Any tour that is led by the National Park and a "forest" Ranger is going to be special. This one was really great and so unexpected. Full of historical and conservation information. It really tells you what Vermont (green mountain) is ALL about.

Thank Debbie J
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Received quite an education on conservation and sustainability--an amazing story of stewardship. The property was given to the American people by its most recent owners, Laurance S. and Mary F. Rockefeller. Plus the house tour--don't miss it--which was left with with all furnishings.

Thank derrtraveler19968
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