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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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  • Starting Wednesday July 23rd Expect Road Closures

    July 23rd, Prosper Trail, North Slope & Middle Pass Trails - west side of the park CLOSED for forestry operations. McKenzie Farm Trail & McKenzie Rd will remain open for access between Prosper Parking Lot and the Pogue. CAUTION Heavy Equipment in use!

Things To Know Before You Come

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Accessibility
Public parking for disabled persons is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking area. For visitors taking guided tours at the national park, a special pass may be obtained at the National Park Service desk in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center in order to park within close proximity to the Mansion and Carriage Barn Visitor Center. Both facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please ask park staff for assistance. For further information, call 802-457-3368 ext 22. American Sign Language interpretation is available by request; please give us at least 14 days notice so we may make arrangements.

 
Lyme Disease CDC information

Safety
Ticks & Lyme Disease
-Tick populations are on the rise in Vermont. Staying on the main carriage roads and trails will drastically reduce your risk of tick exposure. All visitors are encouraged to learn more about tick prevention from the Centers for Disease Control.

Preventative measures to reduce exposure to mosquitoe borne diseases (West Nile Virus and EEE) can also be found at the Centers for Disease Control.


Be alert for traffic when crossing the roads and in parking areas.

Trails
may have uneven footing.

Swimming, wading and fishing are not allowed in the Pogue.

 

Lodging
There is no lodging or camping in the park. For local options please consult the Woodstock (VT) Chamber of Commerce and the Hartford (VT) Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Where to Eat
There is no food service in the park. For local options please consult the Woodstock (VT) Chamber of Commerce and the Hartford (VT) Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Pets
Leashed pets are welcome until winter snows arrive and the carriage roads are used only for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. During the rest of the year, please make sure pets are on leash at all times.

 

Motorized Vehicles and Bicycles
The use of motorized vehicles and bicycles on the carriage roads and trails is specifically prohibited in the Deed of Gift - a permanent condition of the generous donation that transferred most of Mount Tom to the National Park Service and the American people. Since the park opened in 1998, people have been understanding and respectful of this limitation and have enjoyed the carriage roads and trail in many other ways.

Did You Know?

A man dressed all in white is contrasted by the dark and knobbly bark of spruce trees. Published in American Forests magazine in 1910.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS have in common a passion for trees! Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller has the oldest sustainably managed woodland in North America. FDR, an amateur forester, personally supervised the planting of hundreds of trees on his Hyde Park estate.