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.)
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.
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.
Beginning June 14, 2022, reservations will be available for tours and programs up to 60 days in advance on Recreation.gov. Tours and programs are limited admission, so please reserve in advance!
Visit the Carriage Barn -open 10am-5pm Memorial Day weekend until October 31
Built in 1895 and rehabilitated in 1999, the Carriage Barn serves as the national park's visitor center. Features include:
Working Woodlands Workshops– offered digitally and in person
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.
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: Women of the Estate, Uncovering the Forest, Hidden Spaces, Fallout Fridays, and Life in Full Bloom.
Beginning June 14, 2022, reservations will be available for tours and programs up to 60 days in advance on Recreation.gov. Tours and programs are limited ad mission, so please reserve in advance!