Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion

Mansion in Spring with pink flowers in bloom green freshly mown grass and blue sky
Mansion
NPS Photo Credit L Shahi

The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion was originally constructed as a brick house in the Federal-style by Charles Marsh in 1805. It was purchased by Frederick Billings in 1869 and remodeled in the fashionable French Second Empire Style. Fifteen years later, Billings enlarged and remodeled the house in the Queen Anne Style. Billings' granddaughter, Mary French Rockefeller, inherited the property in 1954. She and her husband, Laurance Rockefeller, adapted the home for modern living. Today the home remains the way the Rockefellers left it in 1997. Guided tours of the museum are offered daily from Memorial Day weekend through October. To learn more about the Mansion.

 
Reconstructing a Rockefeller-era silk flower table decoration, working from a photograph
Collections Specialist Marianne Zephir and Horticulturalist Kim Murray reconstruct a Rockefeller-era silk flower table decoration, working from a photograph.

NPS Photo

The table will be set. . . in the dining room at the park's Mansion!
Visitors on ranger-guided tours will be able to enter the dining room and walk around a table set with the family's dinnerware. (Program not available during COVID-19 pandemic.)

 
Main Hall looking west, by Sherman Howe, 1988-89 small
Mansion Foyer

Billings Family Archives

Mansion Foyer

 
Mansion parlor
Mansion Parlor

Billings Family Archive

Mansion Parlor

 
Mansion bedroom
Mansion Bedroom

Billings Family Archives

Mansion Bedroom

 
Mansion Library
Mansion Library

Billings Family Archive

Mansion Library

Last updated: August 11, 2020

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Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

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