Woodstock, Vermont… Enjoy scenic winter landscapes among the barns and pastures of Billings Farm & Museum in January. Open each Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm, plus Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, with engaging activities indoors and out for visitors of all ages.
Farm Animals & Winter Fun Visit the sheep, chickens and goats all cozy in the Small Animal Barn. Don snowshoes – bring your own or rent from the nearby Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Activity Center or the Nordic Center – and venture through the picturesque snow-covered farm fields and along the Ottauquechee River. Bring your sled to speed down the small hill next to the orchard. Gather round the fire pit and warm up with hot cider. Families can also enjoy a Story Walk along the pasture fence featuring “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost.
Take a Sleigh Ride Billings Farm & Museum offers horse-drawn sleigh rides to families (socially distanced) January 16, 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a fee in addition to general admission. Private sleigh rides are also available by reservation. Call 802-457-2355 for more information and to schedule your ride.
Vermont’s Rural History Explore the Farm Life Exhibits to see what life on the farm was like in the 1890’s and find the snowpeople hidden within the exhibits. Learn about the families and history of Billings Farm in our Upon This Land Exhibit. A Place in the Land, the Academy Award® – nominee film which chronicles the development of Billings Farm is shown throughout the day in the Visitor Center Theater. Guests are invited to view re-creations of both the Sitting and Dining Rooms from the 1890 Farm Manager’s House within the Activity Barn.
Virtual Classes & Films Join Billings Farm’s Chef Emery Gray for a fun, interactive, Pickling Class on Zoom, Jan. 23. Follow along in your home kitchen to add flare to heavy winter dishes and international favorites by making quick pickled fruits and veggies! Cozy up at home as the Woodstock Vermont Film Series features four online films in January, including John Lewis: Good Trouble over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend (Jan. 14-17). Other films include: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (Dec. 31-Jan 3), Moynihan (Jan. 7-10) and Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art (Jan. 21-24). Find links to tickets and reservations.
Virtual Education Programs Students can now visit Billings Farm from anywhere! Teachers and schools register now for Virtual Field Trips for students in grades K-5+. Slots available January 4-29. Winter Then & Now is also available as a Virtual Homeschool Program on Jan. 26 and 28.