Things To Do

Two hikers and their dog walking up the carriage road trail in the early fall
Two Walkers and their dog on the Carriage Road trails
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Take a Walk in the Woods
Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, along winding woodland carriage roads and trails. On the gentle slopes of Mount Tom you will find mountain pastures, a mysteriously-named pond, and spectacular views of nearby hills and valleys.
Download this List of Hikes brochure. (Read more about Winter Sports in the Park.)


 
Four people sitting on a colorful blanket picnicking on the Belvedere lawn during Summer Soiree event
Summer Soiree picnic event
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Events Calendar
Search the Park's online Calendar to find out about eveything that's going on - from special events to ranger guided programs.

At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, you can explore 555 acres of forest, tour a mansion that was home to three conservationist families across nearly 200 years, and contribute your voice to an ongoing conversation about what it means to be a steward of the land.

 
Ranger leads a group of visitors toward the Mansion in the Fall light
Take ranger-led tours of the Queen Anne style Mansion
NPS Photo Credit L Shahi

Ranger Guided Programs of the Park and Mansion - no in-person programming is scheduled at this time.

From exploring the country's oldest sustainably managed forest, to touring the Mansion that three prominent conservation families called home, our staff of rangers are eager to share with you the captivating stories that characterize this unique place. We offer at least four different tours each day - whether you are a long-time resident or first-time visitor, we invite you to join us and discover something new at Vermont's only national park site.


 
Two visitors walk toward the door of the Carriage Barn Visitor Center in summer
Carriage Barn Visitor Center
NPS Photo Credit L Shahi

Visit the Carriage Barn - closed at this time due to COVID-19
Built in 1895 and rehabilitated in 1999, the Carriage Barn serves as the national park's visitor center. Features include:

- People Taking Care of Places, an exhibit on conservation history
- Visitor reading library
- Self-guided maps and activity brochures for those with limited time
- Bookstore

 
Group of people in the forest attend workshop with forester
Workshop group with a forester
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Working Woodlands Workshops – offered digitally
Informative, hands-on and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands Workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Come learn from forestry professionals, scientists, and landowners and inspiring community members. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help understand, manage and conserve and experience woodlands.

To learn more about Working Woodlands Workshops, contact us at 802/457-3368 x222 or visit our Working Woodlands Workshops page.

 
Community Day special event on the Mansion lawn artists and visitors mingle under white awning
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Special Programs
Special tours and events are held throughout the season. Conservation through the Artist's Eye showcases paintings that tell the story of conservation history and land stewardship in America. Take a self-guided tour: Causes and Consequences: The Civil War Home Front in Woodstock, Vermont, and discover places associated with the Underground Railroad, abolition meetings, the town's free African-American community, and Woodstock's pivotal role in Vermont's war effort. Other tours include The Formal Garden and Beyond, Hidden Spaces, Unique Places, and Green Infrastructure: Explore the Park's Sustainable Future.


Last updated: August 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

54 Elm Street
Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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