Here at Billings Farm & Museum it is our priority to make sure the well-being of our guests and our staff is safeguarded. We follow guidance from the State of Vermont and the CDC to determine our protocols.
As of 11/10/2020, the State of Vermont has implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont. Billings Farm & Museum enforces safety standards in compliance with Vermont State guidelines. Each person must answer health screening questions including if they have quarantined according to Vermont guidelines. Contact tracing information and temperatures are taken for each visitor. We take the safety of our staff, animals, and our guests seriously. View the current state guidance for travelers.
Core Safety Pillars
Billings Farm & Museum has adopted Six Core Safety Pillars to guide our decisions and to inform how we operate safely across the BF&M site. These Pillars apply to both staff and guests:
Stay home when ill
Staff and guest temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
Practice physical distancing (6’ minimum)
Guests who are not traveling together must be 6’ apart at all times.
Staff will maintain 6’ distancing.
Wear face coverings
All guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering while on site. No entry permitted without one.
As an additional measure, BF&M has installed translucent protective physical barriers at transaction points.
Minimize contact with touchable surfaces
Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized at regular intervals throughout the day.
Wash and sanitize hands frequently
Sanitization stations are easily accessible in each open area of BF&M.
Manage occupancy, flow, and gathering in spaces
Guests have a designated “in” and “out” space or door in each open area of BF&M.
BF&M will align maximum occupancy in each of its spaces with all Vermont public health guidelines.
The BF&M site is limited to a maximum capacity of 225 people at one time, per State of Vermont guidance.
What to explore at Billings Farm & Museum
Following is the list of spaces that will be open to guests. In all areas of the Billings Farm & Museum site, we will practice these Six Core Safety Pillars in accordance with Vermont Department of Health and CDC guidelines.
Open to Guests:
Visitor Center & Theater
Upon This Land Exhibit
Wagon and Chicken Barns
Heirloom Garden, Victory Garden, Pollinator Garden, & Pizza Garden
Sunflower House (late summer)
Closed to Guests until further notice:
1890 Farm Manager’s House
Dairy Barn & Calf Nursery