Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Group Tour InformationMarsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is happy to welcome commercial tours and other large groups to experience the only national park dedicated to the history of conservation. We are open daily from late May through October 31. The overflow parking lot at Billings Farm & Museum, our non-profit partner, is able to accommodate buses or large numbers of automobiles. Many commercial tours work with both sites to create a classic Vermont itinerary for their guests. You can reach Billings Farm & Museum at 802-457-2355.
► All tour groups (including Commercial Bus tour groups) $8.00 per individual.
► Large groups are especially advised to call ahead for special arrangements.
► Reservations are highly recommended. Each Mansion tour is limited to 12 persons. Other programs also may have limited enrollment. Reservations may be made by calling 802-457-3368 ext 222, or in person at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center or the National Park Service desk at the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center.
► Please use this Group Tour Reservation Form.
Services Offered to Large Groups
The national park offers the following services free of charge to all large groups. You may choose one or more of these options to build your tour experience at the park:
Many visitors to the park are keen to experience the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller mansion, where three families – all of whom contributed significantly to environmental thought and practice – lived for almost 200 years. Because of the fragile and priceless nature of the art and artifacts and the narrow spaces into which the tours venture, only 12 individuals may be on any single floor of the mansion at a time.
In order to balance the tour services we provide to the public with accommodating large groups that wish to experience the mansion, we have developed the following schedule of tours available to large groups. When you book with us, please select from the following options – we are not able to book large groups at other times.
*For groups with 13 or more individuals, we will split the group into rotations, and each sub-group will experience two or more 30 minute activities (touring the mansion, watching the park film, touring the gardens). Please work with us to determine which additional services to provide to your group in addition to their Mansion Tours.
If none of the above Mansion Tour times work with your schedule, note that we would be happy to work with your group to provide any of the other services mentioned at the top of this sheet free of charge (including a tour of the gardens and exterior of the Mansion), when a ranger is available.
We understand that sometimes groups may run late. If you anticipate being more than 15 minutes late, please call the park at 802-457-3368 x222. Note that mansion tours may need to be shortened under these circumstances.
To book your large group tour, call 802-457-3368 x222. Or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer closed-captioning of the park film, and assistive listening devices to augment the audibility of all tours.
The Carriage Barn Visitor Center and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion are located on a steep, 1/8 mile walk up a dirt road from the parking area at Billings Farm & Museum. With advanced notice, we can work with the Woodstock Inn to provide a shuttle service from the Farm up to the Park for tour guests with mobility challenges.
The park has wheelchairs available for loan, and elevator service in the Mansion. Motorized scooters are not permitted in the Mansion due to narrow spaces and fragile artifacts. However, custom motorized wheelchairs (those which guests with disabilities occupy continuously to facilitate independent mobility) can be accommodated.
Last updated: May 14, 2019