Feb. 10-25—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum’s Sleigh Ride Weeks are scheduled for Feb. 10-25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature horse-drawn sleigh rides, tours of the dairy farm and farmhouse, and a variety of family-centered activities each day.
Climb aboard the Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frosty farm fields; sample a cookie and enjoy a cup of hot spiced cider. In commemoration of President’s Day, hands-on activities will include presidential trivia and crafts.
In the barns, discover Vermont dairying — past and present — and learn about the development of the Billings Farm, still one of the best Jersey farms in America. The horse barn, calf nursery, milk room, cow barn, and sheep barn are stops along the self-guided tour. Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered including “An Introduction to Milking” and “Milking the Herd” programs at 3:15 p.m. each day.
The restored and furnished 1890 Farm House will be open for touring, featuring the farm office, family living quarters, creamery, and ice house.
Sleigh Ride Weeks admission includes sleigh or wagon rides, weather-permitting, the farm, farm house, and activities, plus “A Place in the Land,” an Academy Award® nominee film.
Admission is adults: $14; age 62 and over: $13; children age 5-15: $8; age 3-4: $4; age 2 and under are admitted free.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. It is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vt. Rte. 12. For further information, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
Visitors to Billings Farm & Museum enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride in deep snow around the fields of the farm.