Old Vermont 4th
July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A patriotic family celebration! Our Old Vermont 4th features traditional music, flag-making, hand cranked ice cream, wagon rides, patriotic speeches, and an historic debate.
Throughout the day, families may make their own 43-star flags (the flag of 1890), fireworks stencils, and compete in sack races, crank fresh strawberry ice cream, and enjoy a wagon ride around the farm.
Debates and speeches have played a key role in the Independence Day observance, and will this July 4th again, along with the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Adults and older students can test their 19th century vocabulary skills in a spirited spelling bee. And an “historic base ball” game will be played in the Billings’ fields during the afternoon. Join in or cheer on the teams!
Admission to An Old Vermont 4th includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored and furnished 1890 Farm Manager’s House.