Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nestled among the rolling hills and pastures of eastern-central Vermont, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park tells the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America.
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ5,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
I didn’t do any of the trails here so I couldn’t comment on those but I did do the walk through of the first floor of the mansion. They only let so many in at a time and you must wear masks, not sure if the masks are only for unvaccinated. The tours have been suspended due to pandemic. The park ranger at the exit gives you some information on the grounds. It is easy to combine with Billings Farm and it is free.
Written October 29, 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I visited Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP on my recent trip to the Green Mountains. I spent some time in the visitor center learning about the history of the property and area. I was unaware of the ecological problems that logging had done to Vermont by the mid-1800s. The three families named were instrumental in beginning the modern conservation and stewardship movements. I was able to do one of the house and outbuilding tours. The particular tour I did focused more on the untold stories of those who worked there. The tour also took us into an outbuilding which had one of the earliest private bowling alleys in it and was preserved in 1960s era decor. It was very interesting. The staff on both the tour and at the visitor center were fantastic and helped make this a great visit. My visit definitely exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend visiting!
Written August 21, 2022
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michellehouse
Evansville, IN284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
They had a bark ranger on duty so that automatically gives a star :) We hiked the Jr Ranger trail which despite being gravel is not the easiest of hikes. It's a fairly steep climb from the parking lot up through the woods. Jr Ranger book is a little out of date because at one point they wanted the kids to go into the tree plantation and find a tree their size but the smallest tree in there was easily 12 feet so we just found a random tree in the woods roughly their height. The kids still learned a lot about hte family and conversation. Despite seeing several rangers throughout our hike and touring the visitor's center there was only one very overworked lady running the visitor's center. Overall it was an enjoyable visit.
Written August 2, 2022
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Coones
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We arrived on a Tuesday turns out that they only give two tours a day and they are not posted on the websites. We came back on Thursday turns out that you have to book a tour in advance. Showed up 15 minutes early and they would not let us take a tour. The workers are very rude and will not help you. They do enjoy sitting around and not helping anyone. Terrible experience from a National Park.
Written July 20, 2022
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Katie S
Evansville, IN74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The park is nestled among the trees and is very pretty. We were greeted by an adorable Bark Ranger so that is a big plus! The walk up the hill and the start of the Jr Ranger Loop is a bit steep. The junior ranger book and hike were a bit difficult to follow. At one point, we went the wrong direction on the trail because the signage was confusing. Although not well marked the hike was enjoyable. Mostly in the woods. Once we finished the jr ranger book, we went back to the visitor center to get our badges. The ranger working the vc was very nice and had lots of good information, but the poor woman was alone during a bit of a rush of people.
Written August 5, 2022
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Kim G
Tampa, FL40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Visited this park on a hot summer day. The house unfortunately was not open for tours that day, so we could only do the outdoor activities. Enjoyed walking around, but all of the buildings were locked.............a few you could see inside, but most had the windows covered so you really couldn't see much but the exterior. We did walk up to the pond, which had a nice view, but it was a longer hike than we thought, and mostly uphill all the way there. All-in-all nice to see once and spend a few hours there, but probably wouldn't go back again.
Written September 12, 2022
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caribbeantraveler91
Pennsylvania1,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
While doing some research on Woodstock, I read about this tour and decided to book it. Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. There is a small museum where the group meets before the tour. It’s a short walk to the house, but you do stop along the way and also meet on the porch for a few minutes before entering the house. What a beautiful home, and a very interesting story about their lives and conservation.
Written March 1, 2023
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Brent C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
I am a Vermont Tour Guide and I bring groups to the park about 4 times a season. It is always a big hit. The grounds are immaculate, the animals so very well taken care of, and the staff is wonderful and so very helpful.
Written October 19, 2023
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Minnesota42
Osseo, MN225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great history on conservation efforts made by wealthy people. If you want to tour the mansion, I would suggest booking your tour before you arrive, if that is possible. The parking area is downhill from the mansion, so expect a walk. We did not tour the farm, as we were short on time, but it looked interesting. The gift shop carried cheeses made from the cows on the farm. The three families that owned the land each had legacies that were so interesting. The gardens near the mansion are a beautiful place to walk.
Written September 27, 2023
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT1,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
A historic family owned place until donated to the county to become a tourist action. A very good place to think and enjoy the beauty of the past. A well preserved home. You could really tell how many could go far.
Written June 20, 2022
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