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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.
Beverly
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a great place for people of all ages.. plan to spend at least 2 or 3 hours here. Amazing history to be learned and the setting is gorgeous. Be SURE to first watch the award-winning movie (A Place in the Land) that is shown in the lovely visitors' center. See the farm house and also see the mansion across the street. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here.

Visited June 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to spend the day! Family friendly!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

My family loved this place. Adults and children even my two year old. It was educational and fun. Be sure to show military ID if you are active military. It was a hands on experience. The tour guides and animal handlers were fantastic. They were patient, funny, pleasant, and informative.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a unique place to get insight into farm life , and get up close to farm animals. For a city person, it is a lot of fun and educational.

Visited July 2013
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South Florida, Florida
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice small farm”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good way to spend an hour or so. Very pretty. Informative. Well situated to enjoy as part of a walk around Woodstock. Kids enjoyed it.

Visited June 2013
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Something for everyone, but not too much of anything!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We loved this place. The introductory film well deserves the may awards it has won. There are lovely exhibits on the history of farming in VT & history of conservation. There's a short tour of the most unique house we've ever seen (& we've toured quite a few here & there). Several outbuildings contain farm wagons & such. The short talk about raising milk cows & demonstration of milking was interesting & fun for all. Then there are animals for the kiddos to pet, fresh ice cream to buy, & a good gift shop with related items. In spite of the diversity here, we came away with an integrated understanding of this site & how it relates to so much VT & US history. And even though much info was presented, the variety of presentations & walking about in between left us all feeling invigorated. You could do a lot of this in 2 hours, but 3 would be better.

Visited June 2013
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