• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn Visitor Center

Carriage Barn

NPS Photo

The Carriage Barn was built on the foundation of an earlier stable in 1895 to house the Billings Family horses, carriages and sleighs. It was designed by the nephew of Frederick and Julia Billings, Ehrick Kensett Rossiter, of Rossiter and Wright Architects. The building has been adapted by the National Park Service for use as the park's headquarters and visitor center, with exhibits, a bookstore and a reading area.

 
Carriage Barn Reading Area
Carriage Barn Reading Area
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Stewardship Exhibit
Stewardship Exhibit
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Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.