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“great local activity for kids and families”

Billings Farm & Museum
Ranked #1 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 28 June 2014

We live in the upper valley and have spent lots of weekend days at Billings Farm. It's a great working farm experience for kids, and their event days (ice cream sundays, harvest weekend, halloween, etc.) are even more fun! Nice add-on to a day around Woodstock for sure. If you live in the UV check if your library has passes to make this attraction free!

Thank nfowife
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I purchased a combined pass at a discount which offers the Farm Museum and the national park mansion tour. The information offered at the NP for free is pretty much the information they charge you for at the Farm Museum.
While the Farm Museum is just that, information of Vermont Farm Life, it is offered in a very dull way. Mostly through slightly dated displays that require much reading with few interactive displays.
The farm is an active farm and as such has live animals which the staff is very approachable to talk with visitors about.
This visit was during their Ice Cream Sundays, so they were explaining how ice cream is made, the guide was very engaging and kept the event moving.
The site is beautiful and well maintained, however the beauty can be experienced for free at the National Park site across the street.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We spent a great afternoon here on cool May day. It was their annual sheep shearing day and the three generations that came to shear the sheep were wonderful. The activities they had available to learn more about the processing of wool kept my children really involved. There was also a herding demonstration using collies that was interesting. We went from barn to barn to learn about all the other animals as well.

Originally we thought we would spend about 2 hours here, but ended up staying 4. Our admission was included with our stay at the Woodstock Inn, so I have no idea what the expense would have been otherwise. It kept a 4 and 7 year old engaged and happy, as well as their adults.

Thank Melbitz
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We really enjoyed our visit. The guides were excellent and knowledgable. We loved watching the milking and meeting the draft horses.

Thank jeesmn6
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

It's nice to look at and pet the animals, but the price is very expensive for what you get . It's $28 for 2. You are better off going to the National Park across the street. There is very little collaboration between the two properties, and they are very clear to tell you that.

Thank JGallagher28
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