Getting Here - Detailed Information
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is off Vt. 12 in Woodstock. Take I-89 to exit 1 (U.S. 4). From exit 1, take U.S. 4 west (13 miles) through Quechee and Taftsville to Woodstock. From U.S. 4 in downtown Woodstock, bear right onto Vt. 12 north. Cross the iron bridge over the Ottauquechee River, bear right onto River Road, and take the first right into the parking area at the Billings Farm & Museum.
Begin at the Visitor Center at the Billings Farm & Museum, next to the parking area. National Park staff are available (End of May - Oct 31) to answer questions and help plan your visit. Here you can view the award-winning film "A Place in the Land". From the Billings Farm & Museum you can cross Vt. 12 to continue your visit at the National Park Carriage Barn Visitor Center.
Tours - Guided tours are not currently being offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mansion and gardens may be visited by guided tours led by park staff. Tours are offered Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Special daily programs begin July 1st this year. Make advance reservations by calling 802-457-3368 ext 222. You can also make reservations in person at either the Billings Farm & Museum or at the National Park Carriage Barn Visitor Center. Tours are limited in size. Large groups need to call ahead for special arrangements. A tour fee is charged. Assisted Listening Devices are available for our tours. A ranger will carry a microphone and the needed participant will carry an earpiece.
Accessibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Accessible restrooms are located adjacent to the Forest Center. There is no regular parking at that location, and the area needs to remain clear for emergency vehicle access. However, visitors with mobility limitations needing to use these restrooms may slowly drive to the facilities, use them, and then drive out. Parking at the Forest Center is only permitted for the duration of restroom use.
There is a small accessible parking area adjacent to the Mansion Garage. Visitors with mobility limitations wishing to explore the park’s historic grounds and gardens may call 802-457-3368 x0 daily between 10am and 4pm to be issued a parking pass and guided to this lot. Limited parking for visitors with disabilities is available near the Mansion and the National Park Carriage Barn Visitor Center. Parking passes and directions are available from the National Park staff at either visitor center. Both visitor centers and the Mansion are wheelchair accessible. Assisted Listening Devices are available for our tours. A ranger will carry a mike and the needed participant will carry an earpiece.
For more information about visiting the national park during the pandemic, please see Recreate Responsibly During COVID-19.
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. Dogs are welcome, but must be on leash at all times. Consult park staff for current park conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical park is one of over 400 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about National Park Service programs in America's communities, visit www.nps.gov.