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Billings Farm & Museum

#1 of 25 things to do in Woodstock Features Animals
69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-2355
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An understated part of the National heritage

We thought that we were going to a childrens Petting Farm, not a museum of serious significance... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dick h
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Derby, United Kingdom
So much fun even for a pair of 28 year olds!

This place was a blast! So many things to see and experience! The staff were very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
snickfree1
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Liverpool, New York
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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%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
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+1 802-457-2355
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought that we were going to a childrens Petting Farm, not a museum of serious significance. The museum is extremely interesting and well laid out. The animal "shows" are interesting, though I think even the cows are bemused as to why they stand in...More

Thank dick h
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, which are much appreciated! We are especially pleased to hear that after visiting, you concluded that Billings Farm is a significant cultural and educational institution. In terms of the Jersey herd: the cows are milked daily...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a blast! So many things to see and experience! The staff were very knowledgeable and knew the names of almost every animal! The animals themselves were entertaining! The 1890's house was beautifully set up in period form along with the knowledgeable staff....More

Thank snickfree1
Darlyne F, Public Relations Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. We hope to see you during another season, with new programs & activities!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had one hour to spend here so I could not enjoy everything the farm had to offer. I was most impressed by the perfectly maintained buildings and grounds. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. Our group enjoyed seeing the cows and sheep....More

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

We're delighted that you enjoyed this wonderful Woodstock Inn benefit - and your visit to Billings Farm!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the place with my Mother who traveled all the way from Pakistan to meet us and my wife. This place is a model farm house with cows, horses and sheep. This farm house has still the old manager house and cheese churning place. Wr...More

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Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you included us in your intinerary. - indeed, we're honored!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The farm is a small diary operation with 35 or so cows, a few horses, chickens and sheep. The volunteers and staff demonstrate things like how to make butter, etc.. There is a diary bar with really good ice cream. Displays of how maple syrup...More

Thank James S
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your wonderful review! We hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this farm museum in July, 2017 with our 5 year old. Great learning experience for all of us. Loved the short documentary, animals and displays as well.

Thank Sanjay M
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to critique your visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend the greater part of a morning or afternoon visiting this farm and land that form the Billings Farm and National Park. In addition to the history that surrounds the Billings and Rockefeller families, the National Park has over 20 miles of relatively...More

Thank Dan9969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farmhouse tour was my favorite part. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and hungry to learn more. She had great insights and taught us about the families who farmed this land and about dairy operations and butter making. The movie was good and the exhibits...More

Thank Lindaqvx195
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're pleased that you visited - and enjoyed the farmhouse. It's a fascinating home!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very informative museum that shows all aspects of farm life. The farmhouse, displays, film, & animals have something for all ages. Allow enough of time.

Thank blondie16
Darlyne F, General Manager at Billings Farm & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My twins loved running around the farm and visiting the sheep, horses, cows and more! Their gift shop had great Vermont offerings and of course, CHEESE!

Thank Erin L
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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
11 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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