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“World's luckiest cows!”

Billings Farm & Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The farm is lovely and gives you an appreciation for agriculture. Those Jersey cows will steal your heart!

Thank Janeite
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visiting the farm was a spur-of-the-moment decision we are glad we made. The animals are friendly and allow you to pet them gently. I happily petted cows, calves, and sheep. Make sure you see the 30 minute video they offer. Ordinarily I'm bored to death by such things, but video was very informative and engaging. Really gave me perspective and understanding of the history of Woodstock, the farm, and its surrounding areas. It was also interesting to learn about the history of the Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller families.

Thank Dogz4me
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We started our visit here watching the short video about the history of the mansion and the farm. It was really informative and interesting (although I am sure little kids would think otherwise). Then we walked around the farm visiting the animals (cows, sheep, chickens, and horses). You are able to get up close and personal with the animals. Especially the cows and horses. Both of which I was able to pat and befriend. We then went on the tour of the farmhouse. It was slightly off season so we were the only two people on the tour. The tour goes through the house as it would have looked like around 1890. It was renovated around 1995 so although most of the furnishings are not original to the Family, it was all original to 1890 and in excellent condition. It was a really interesting tour.
There are daily events so be sure to check their website. The day we went there were demonstrations about ice cream making, caring for sheep, and milking cows. So maybe not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it.

Thank elizdinner
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Each and every season we travel to VT, we always return to Billings Farm and Museum! Take 30 minutes to watch the film- you will learn so much about Vermont history and why it is the way it is. Take a look at the maps, learn that VT was NOT always this beautiful and lush green state.
We have toured the Rockefeller (Marsh Billings) estate, hiked the carriage trails, attended a Fall "pumpkins" class where we all learned about and touched the different pumpkins, enjoyed a Winter sleigh ride. Can't wait to take advantage of the Summer ice cream day!

Thank Kelli G
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We were greeted by a woman who appeared to have a strong dislike and annoyance with the class. The only positive part of our trip was the pasta demonstration in which the kids were kept engaged by a friendly instructor. The woman facilitating (the greeter) rushed everyone along, even before the group was together. Overall boring and a wasted trip.

2  Thank Ambvt
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