at Billings Farm & Museum
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT… Billings Farm & Museum will be open Jan. 15-17, 10am-4pm, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend. Visitors of all ages will enjoy engaging activities indoor and out during the long weekend.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Museum will air A Time for Justice, the 38- minute award-winning documentary film by Charles Guggenheim that captures the spirit of the civil rights movement. The film will be shown daily in the Visitor Center Theater. On Saturday, the last showing begins at 1:15pm.
Guests will be able to enjoy samples of Billings Farm Cheeses from 11am-3pm in the Lobby, and see video demonstrations on how to make Billings Farm’s delicious hot chocolate, cheddar biscuits, cheese fondue and butter in your own kitchen.
Families can create a dove of peace paper craft, hunt for the snowmen in the Farm Life Exhibits and follow the StoryWalk along the pasture fence, featuring “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. Take a step back in history with a self-guided tour of the 1890 Farm Manager’s House.
Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides will be offered on Saturday-Monday from 11am-3pm, conditions permitting. Reservations for rides will be taken upon arrival at the Ticket Desk, on a first come, first served basis. Rides are approximately 10 minutes. The cost is $5 per person in addition to the purchase of a general admission ticket.
Guests can meet the Farm’s animals including Jersey cows, sheep, chickens and goats all cozy in the Animal Barns. There will be daily milking starting at 3:15pm in the Cow Barn.
Explore the Billings Farm Trail on snowshoes or cross-country skis and venture through the picturesque snow-covered farm fields and along the Ottauquechee River. Bring your own or rent from the nearby Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center. Bring your sled to speed down the small hill next to the orchard. Gather round the fire pit and warm up with hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores, available for purchase on site from 10am-3pm.
On Saturday, January 15, the Woodstock Vermont Film Series is featuring The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 with showings at 3:00 & 5:30pm in the Billings Farm Theater. Tickets and additional information are available at billingsfarm.org/filmseries/ or call 802.457.5303. Proof of vaccination is required.
Visiting safely. For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. All guests must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6’ physical distances outdoors. No entry is permitted without a face covering. Visit billingsfarm.org/safety for details.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open weekends Nov – Feb 10AM-4PM, and daily, 10AM-5PM April – October. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org.
Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Visit us on billingsfarm.org, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/ and Instagram at instagram.com/billingsfarm/.