Guided Tours

Park Ranger talks to visitors in front of historic mansion
Park Ranger talks to visitors in front of historic mansion

*Tours are canceled on Monday, June 27, Tuesday, June 27 and the morning of Friday, July 1, due to COVID-19 impacts to staffing.*


Guided tours of the mansion will be available May 28th, 2022 - October 31, 2022. Advanced reservations are recommended, as there is limited space on indoor tours.

Beginning June 14, 2022, reservations will be available for tours and programs up to 60 days in advance on Recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Availability of walk-up tickets is not guaranteed.


Parking for the National Park is at the Billings Farm & Museum at 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091.

For more information please call 802-457-3368 ext 222. Search our online events calendar for additional listings.

Below you will find the daily tour schedule for 2022.

$ Fee charged (Adults $8, Seniors 62+ $4, 15 and under free)
Accessible tour (elevator and/or ramp available)


(Note that during special events or limited ranger availability, program schedules may be altered.)

Ranger Programs

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What you need to know

Mansion Open House
(FREE: Reservations not required)

1pm-4:30pm






1pm-4:30pm

Explore the first floor of the mansion at your own pace during this self-guided experience. A ranger will provide an introduction to the cast of characters that lived inside the home, and an additional ranger will be able to answer your questions inside.

A Legacy of Stewardship: Mansion Tour $

10am

10am, 3pm

10am, 3pm

10am, 3pm

10am, 3pm

10am, 3pm

10am

This traditional tour explores the conservation legacy of the three families who called this place home. Time is split between the grounds and the Mansion. 60 minutes.

Conservation Through the Artists Eye
$

(starting on July 1, 2022)

11am







The Billing-Rockefeller art collection includes Hudson River School paintings by Bierstadt, Cole and Durand, among others. View works by acclaimed landscape painters in the Mansion and explore how art influenced the conservation movement on this art tour. 75 minutes.

Women of the Estate
$

(starting on July 1, 2022)


2pm


2pm




Caroline Crane Marsh, Julia Billings, her daughters, and her granddaughter Mary French Rockefeller each shaped the estate, the community, and the nation. Learn more about these accomplished and influential women. 60 minutes

Uncovering the Forest - Ranger's Choice Ecology Program
(starting on July 1, 2022)



2pm





Hike through our sustainably-managed working forest, learning how people have shaped this landscape, past, present and future. 60 minutes.

Hidden Spaces
$

(starting on July 1, 2022)






2pm



Check out many of the spaces usually closed to the public on this behind-the-scenes tour - the family bedrooms on the third floor of the Mansion and the service wing of the big house! 75 minutes.

Fallout Fridays
$
(starting on July 1, 2022)






2pm


How did the Cold War influence conservation thinking? Descend into a 1960s era fallout shelter built by the Rockefellers, and consider what life was like at a time when Earth teetered between burgeoning environmental consciousness and nuclear destruction. 60 minutes.

Life in Full Bloom: Garden Tour
(starting on July 1, 2022)







2pm (July, August)

Explore the gardens - formal and “secret” - tucked into the hills beyond the Mansion, that underscore the site’s story of nature appreciation and enjoyment. Learn about the people who conceived and cultivated these beautiful spaces. 60 minutes.

Forestry, History and the Future
(starting on September 1, 2022)







2pm (September, October)

Hike through our sustainably-managed working forest, learning how people have shaped this landscape, past, present and future. 60 minutes.

 

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

802-457-3368 x0

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