Note: It is our priority to make sure the well-being of our guests and our staff is safeguarded. Given the changing public health situation with COVID-19, we will follow the current guidance from the State of Vermont and the CDC as to the size of groups we may accommodate onsite.
Billings Farm & Museum is an operating dairy farm and a museum of Vermont’s rural culture.
Dates: April 12 – October 31, 2021
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Group: Youth groups of 10 – 60
Fee: $9.00/youth; 1 adult free/7 youths. Additional adults pay full admission.
Lunch: Bring your picnic! The dairy bar sells ice cream, drinks, and snacks. (open seasonally)
Reserve: Reservations must be made in advance.
Online application or call 802-457-2355
Typical Programs Offered
Please choose one of the following programs:
Pollination Celebration Look for and identify pollinators in our Gardens and Sunflower House (when open seasonally, August-September). Plant a seed to help bring bees and butterflies to your home, and make a bee-themed craft.
Up Close With The Jersey Herd Meet some of our Jersey cows and heifers up close. Learn about how we care for our animals and what their roles are on the farm. Help churn cream into butter and enjoy tasting the results!
Meet Our Sheep Meet and learn about one of our ewes. Feel her soft wool and use wool from our herd to make a take-home craft to remember your visit.
Programs are 40-60 minutes in length, the remainder of the visit is self-guided.
During your visit explore on your own:
The Dairy Farm
The cow barn, calf nursery, trophy room, milk room, horse barn, chicken barn, small animal barn, and sheep pen.
The 1890 Farm Manager’s House
Explore the farmhouse through the eyes of nine-year-old Agnes Aitken, who grew up in this home; discover her world with our scavenger hunt – can you find the ice skates and bear paws?
Vermont Farm Life Exhibits
A self-guided adventure that follows the seasonal cycle of the farm year and includes plowing, planting, haying and harvesting. Don’t miss the general store, Ben’s Water Tub film, and ice harvesting footage.
Daily Afternoon Milking: 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
The Walking Trail
A gentle one mile loop through the farm field and along the Ottauquechee River.