Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
A snowy field allows for horse-drawn sleigh rides at Billings Farm & Museum. Weather dependent, the sleigh rides can be replaced by a horse-drawn wagon ride.
Feb. 13-21 — WOODSTOCK — Billings Farm & Museum’s Sleigh Ride Week is scheduled for Feb. 13 – 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and will feature horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumpers, tours of the dairy farm and farmhouse, and a variety of activities.
Climb aboard the Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frosty farm fields.
On the weekends, sample favorite cookies of the Presidents in commemoration of Presidents’ Day, including Dwight Eisenhower Sugar Cookies, Chester Arthur Rocks, and Harry Truman Butterscotch Cookies. Hands–on activities on the weekends will include making presidential silhouettes and presidential trivia.
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, milk room, cow barn, and sheep barn are stops along the self-guided tour. Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered including the afternoon Milking of the Herd beginning 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 Week admission includes sleigh or wagon rides, jack jumper sledding on the weekends, the farm, farm house, and activities, plus “A Place in the Land,” an Academy Award® nominee film.
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 Vermont Route 12. Admission is free for kids age 2 and under, up to $14 for adults. For further information, call 802-457-2355 or visit www.billingsfarm.org.