Billings Farm & Museum
Billings Farm & Museum
4.5
Historic SitesFarmsHistory Museums
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
About
An award-winning outdoor history museum and fully-operating dairy farm, combining a herd of Jersey cows, draft horses, and other animals with educational exhibits, daily interactive programs, and a yearlong calendar of fun, family-friendly events. See our website for Covid-19 safety standards. Hours and attractions are subject to change, see website for up to date information.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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  • Robert S
    Kent, Ohio1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing, breathtaking and enjoyable!
    Beautiful setting, wonderful facilities and appreciated the technology that was used in the early 1900's. We spent the afternoon meandering around, a great day! They are a top notch facility in caring for their Jersey cattle!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • ImKlem1
    285 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and interesting place to go!!
    We visited this working farm, a gem near the beautiful little city of Woodstock, Vermont. There were well-fed horses, cows and sheep, although the goats’ water tub was empty. Additionally, a management home from the 1890’s was part of the experience, partly guided and really interesting!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Sue C.
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania4,568 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Working Farm
    My husband and I visited on a gorgeous fall day. The animals were all active and running around. Lots of cows, horses, chickens and goats to see. There is a great museum to explore and to learn about the history of the Billings Farm & Vermont. There is plenty of parking and several hiking trails around the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
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Kristi H
New Orleans, LA403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This was not my first trip to this farm.

If you like animals, this place will put a smile on your face.

For my latest visit 2 days ago, COVID-19 restrictions were in place: Everyone had to wear masks, inside and outside; you cannot enter the diary barn, but you can look through the windows; there were some younger cows outside, but the staff asked that visitors NOT touch the animals. Usually, you can pet them, feed them, etc

The house was also closed, as were most exhibits inside (except for the main entrance). We mostly walked around, took photos, and talked to the cows that we could get close to. The cow residents of Billings Farm are very curious and friendly. They REALLY like interaction with humans.

There is an ice cream shop on the premises. All of their ice cream is made with the milk of the cows on their farm. I had a scoop of Maple & Walnut and it was SPECTACULAR!
Written July 13, 2020
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cenzt
Iowa18,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Great trip! We arrived at approximately 1:30 pm and made our way to the entrance of the building to buy our tickets. There was a large theatre room located inside that was showcasing the movie A Place In The Land, which highlighted the origins of the farm dating back to almost a century ago. The museum personal were very helpful in providing a quick introduction to the farm as well as going through the daily activities for the day. The main building contained many interesting informational plaques about the owners of the farm, their family, and how farming has progressed and advanced over the years. There were also several replicas of farming equipment used in the past, located on the upper floor of the museum. We then went to several of the farm buildings, and saw a numerous amount of animals, including jersey cows (and the milking process), pigs, goats, sheep and chicken. We were allowed the opportunity to pet these animals. Next, we visited the dairy bar and bought their ice cream which was delicious and reasonably priced! To top off our trip, we took a guided tour of the farm manager house and were pleasantly surprised to find out how advanced the house was for its time.

Tip: I recommend spending 4 hours here if you truly want to see everything.
Written November 1, 2021
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Jessica Z
Boston, MA77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Spent a fun hour or so here, with our toddler. We were staying at the Woodstock Inn so the entrance fee was complimentary for us - which is a good thing because otherwise I think $16 per adult is a little high for what there is here. There's not much to do other than walk around the barns / fields and look at the animals. They did have a good foodtruck when we were there so we ended up having a nice lunch outside, also recommend the ice cream that is sold on site.
Written May 9, 2021
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Emily M
United States1,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Not our typical place to visit as tourists, but we found this so fun and interesting! We toured the house, sat through a talk about the chickens, walked around the flower and vegetable gardens, learned about the cows from the staff in the barn, and got to pet some of the calves. There was also a good exhibit about the history and life in the area. Good snack food options. Plan for several hours. Highly recommend!
Written December 25, 2021
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BrynMawrBK
Bryn Mawr, PA673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The Billings Farm and Museum is absolutely gorgeous and was the highlight of our visit to the Woodstock area. We loved everything about it, from the small animal barn where we petted the sheep and goats, to the history museum that explained the background of the property and its owners, to the farm manager's home built in 1890 which was incredibly modern for its time, especially fascinating. There is so much to see and do here that you could easily spend most of a day here. Part of the museum is an indoor re-creation of a farm home and general store, all very informative of what life was like here in the late 1800s. Many wonderful historic photographs of the farm and its workers and livestock are on display. The gift shop is also very appealing. It was snowy and about ten degrees the day we visited; it would be great to visit again in the warm weather, particularly because the dairy barn was closed to visitors when we visited and that is said to be a star attraction.
Written January 25, 2022
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Jenna L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
The Billings Farm far exceeded my expectations! My partner and I were lucky enough to visit during the Christmas at the Farm event, but I suspect that the farm staff creates a fun and interesting environment year round.

Everyone working at the farm was friendly and knowledgeable. Folks in every area from the cow barn to the candle making activity to the old farm manager’s house were able to speak in great detail about the exhibits.

Do not miss out on visiting the old farm manager’s house! This old Victorian house has been beautifully preserved and replicated with gorgeous details and rich history.

And of course- don’t leave without picking up some goodies (especially the delicious cheese) from the gift shop.
Written December 31, 2021
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Bill C
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Animals are behind fences at a great distance. I would expect a "Dairy bar" to offer milk from on-site and cheese tastings, but it is nothing more than an ice cream shop. Couple of barns full of old wagons and implements, but little info about them. Indoor museum has some slick displays, but the promise of a "working dairy farm" fell very flat. Nearby Sugarbush Farm is free and has a lot more going on.
Written August 1, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a working dairy farm that includes an historic farm house and a museum of rural Vermont life.
The large dairy farm has cows, sheep and draft horses. They have many demonstrations that make it an excellent family destination.
The buildings and grounds are kept in beautiful shape.
Written March 20, 2020
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Joseph Palka
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Informative museum highlighting dairy farming and farm life in 19th century New England. This is an active award winning dairy farm with a rich history of excellence and innovation - loved touring the barns and pastures and meeting the cows, goats and sheep. The historic barn and buildings are architectural gems. Our guide/docent, Lynn D., was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Grounds and facilities are clean, well maintained and picturesque. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Written May 21, 2021
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Sheryl P
Aubrey, TX377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is the best museum on farming I've ever seen. Even though my grandfather owned a dairy farm and I thought I knew pretty much everything about it, I found that I learned a great deal at the Billings Museum. My husband especially enjoyed the opportunity to get up so close to the cows, calves, horses and sheep and to see the milking equipment. We're city people, so this was a wonderfully therapeutic experience.
Written June 28, 2021
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