“The Billings Mansion is the star attraction, but the grounds are excellent as well.”
The name is a little confusing, but once you understand that Marsh, Billings and Rockefeller all had a hand in creating this tiny jewel of a National Park, all at different times, it begins to make more sense. The grounds are always open, but if you want to tour the house, you need to make a reservation at the Visitors Center for a guided tour. There's no charge to enter the grounds, but there is a charge for adults (reduced for seniors) and children are free. The house itself, although not large by the standards of the day, is well worth seeing. The furnishings are pretty much unchanged since the last occupant, Mary Rockefeller, moved out. Unlike many "grand houses", this house looks as though it would actually have been quite comfortable for the occupants.
After seeing the house and gardens, be sure to take a walk up to "The Pogue", the man-made lake at the center of the park. It's a bit of a hike up the trail, but it's an easy walk around the lake and the views are excellent.
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