Guided Tours

Mansion Ranger Tour Forest Festival NPS Photo
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The Mansion and gardens are open for guided tours from May 25 through October 31. Parking for the National Park is at the Billings Farm & Museum.

Daily Ranger Programs will run Saturday, May 25 through Thursday, October 31, 2019. Programming may occasionally change due to special events or ranger availability. For more information please call 802-457-3368 ext 222. Search our online events calendar for additional listings.

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Adults $8, Seniors 62+ $4, 15 and under free.

Combined tickets may be purchased to include one ranger-led program and admission to the Billings Farm & Museum. National Park programs meet at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center unless otherwise stated. Many of our tours have a 12 participant limit due to fragile historic resources or narrow interior spaces. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

Extend your experience - buy your first tour ticket at full price, go on a second, different, tour within seven days for just $2 more!

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

Ranger Programs

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The Mansion Experience
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This dynamic, audience-driven tour focuses on the stories revealed by the objects inside the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion.
30 minutes.
A Legacy of Stewardship $ 10am,
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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.
Junior Ranger Adventures:
For ages 6 -12 accompanied by an adult. Free.
11am
30 mins
1pm 60 minutes Fun explorations of nature and national parks. June 22 - Aug 17. Call for details.

 
Carriage Barn Summer Visitors walking toward the door Credit L Shahi
Summer Visitors at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center
(Credit L Shahi)

Daily Specials at 2pm

Sundays: Hidden Spaces
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, the service wing of the big house, the Rockefeller’s soda fountain, bowling alley and more! 75 minutes. $

Mondays: Through a Child's Eyes (Children's Tour)
To us, it's a piece of history; to them, it was home. Take a tour through the eyes of the Billings children and learn about what their daily lives were like growing up in “the House on the Hill”. (Free)

Tuesdays: Uncovering the Forest - Ranger’s Choice Ecology Program
Hike through our sustainably-managed working forest, learning how people have shaped this landscape, past, present and future. 60 minutes. (Free)

Wednesdays: Women Wednesdays
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. $

Thursdays: Art Tour
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. 60-75 minutes. $

Fallout Fridays
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. $

Saturdays
Programs are offered when no Billings Farm & Museum combination tours are taking place

  • Life in Full Bloom - Garden tour (June 15-August 31)
    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 (May 25-June 8, September 7-October 26) Hike through our sustainably-managed working forest, learning how people have shaped this landscape, past, present and future. 60 minutes.
 

Last updated: June 10, 2019

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Mailing Address:

54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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