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Woodstock Vermont is a quintessential New England town nestled in pristine nature. It offers many opportunities for visits focused on history, architecture, nature and agriculture, or more than likely, a blend of all!

Places to Visit in Woodstock VT

Billings Farm & Museum, the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, and the Rockefeller Mansion: a must-see in Woodstock.

The farm is both a working farm and a museum, with knowledgeable employees and volunteers extremely dedicated to their craft.

Start your visit by watching a 30-minute documentary which will give you an overview of the history of Woodstock as it relates to sustainable farming and environmental conservation. You will learn about the families who owned the estate and how they left an indelible mark well beyond our town and countryside.

Then, browse through an impressive museum of farming in Vermont in the 19th century before heading to the farmhouse and the barn. Take a long stroll on the beautiful grounds where crops are growing and animals are grazing. Finally, pay a visit to the Jersey cows!

The Rockefeller Mansion guided tour is sure to please everyone, especially if you are a fan of history and architecture. Opens Memorial Day weekend.

Finally, the National Historical Park is perfect for a long or short hike – choose your level of difficulty.

The Farm and Museum, the Mansion, and the Park are among the top things to do in Woodstock, VT – don’t miss out!

Suggestions:

After our hearty breakfast, hike up Mount Tom, then head down towards Billings Farm and Museum on easier carriage trails. On the way down, visit the Rockefeller Mansion, then head on to the farm and museum. After your visit, walk into town for a nice lunch and great shopping in all of Woodstock’s independently-owned shops! For more details, read our blog post The Ideal 3-day Vermont Getaway, day 1.

 

Bilings Farm & Museum is open daily from April to October, and every weekend and on holidays throughout the winter. 

Things to do in Woodstock Vermont in the summer

The Woodstock History Center is located in the 1807 Dana House in the center of the village, with a sweeping back lawn along the river. It is composed of a museum, a research library, a photography archive, and an education center.

The museum is typically open from June 20 to October 10, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Feel free to contact them if you need access for research at a different time (their library and office hours are Monday-Friday 9-5).

The Center organizes exhibits, lectures, and events. Please click here to find out what will be going on when you visit.

old car in street

The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences is an avian wildlife rehabilitation center and an environmental park located in Quechee, about 15 minutes from Woodstock. They offer special presentations at different times of the day such as reptile encounter, turtle time, raptor chats, live birds programs, or raptor feeding time.

The park is open to self-guided visits all day long. A new canopy walk open in October 2019 gets you even closer to the trees! A visit not to be missed when you stay in Woodstock, VT.

VINS is open 7 days a week, year round.

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The birthplace and childhood village of the 30th President is off the beaten path, lovingly restored and preserved to tell the story of American democracy and the longstanding values of country life. A visit to Plymouth Notch will take you back to simpler times and stay in your memory.

After the guided tour, be sure to visit award-winning Plymouth Artisan Cheese (started by the President’s father as part of their general store), the General Store, and have a bite at the Wilder House.

The Estate is open daily from late May until mid-October. For more information, please visit the Coolidge Foundations’ page and the Historic Sites of Vermont.

19th century church and barn in nature

Enhance your stay at our exceptional Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Woodstock by a guided Brewery and Distillery Tour throughout Vermont.

Did you know that our state has the most micro-breweries per capita in the country? And we are talking world-class craft breweries, distilleries and hard cideries!

There is no better way to discover and sample them than with a guide who knows all the right places, the most scenic routes, and will take care of the driving! Vermontology offers a Brewery and Distillery tour, as well as other tours. You will be picked up and dropped off at The Woodstocker B&B. Please visit Vermontology’s website for updated information and to book your tour directly.

 

bar Young woman pouring a beer on tap Spirit bottles and tasting flights on a bar

The New England Falconry located in Woodstock, VT is a unique opportunity to experience the handling of a Harris’ hawk. Various types of sessions are offerered, from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Click here to learn more and register.

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Visit Woodstock VT was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by Isabelle Chicoine