Celebrate a 19th Century Thanksgiving at Billings Farm & Museum

Title: Celebrate a 19th Century Thanksgiving at Billings Farm & Museum
Location: Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vermont
Start Date: 2011-11-25
End Date: 2011-11-27


Description: The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will open for Thanksgiving Weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 25 – 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, featuring traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on Thanksgiving activities and programs for every age. Visit with the Southdown sheep before they head inside for the winter months and try a make-it-and-take-it wool activity. It’s also the final weekend to visit the farm life exhibits this season.

You’ll be welcomed to Frederick Billings’s farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his wife and four daughters lived and worked in 1890. Visit with costumed interpreters as they demonstrate cooking traditional Thanksgiving fare in the farmhouse kitchen. Relax in the Victorian parlor and learn how our American Thanksgiving tradition evolved. Enjoy a freshly baked treat before touring the farm and boarding the wagon pulled by the Percheron team for a ride around the farm.

The operating dairy farm and the restored and furnished farmhouse plus programs and activities are included in the entrance fee. For more information: 802-457-2355.

Admission: adults: $12.00; 62 & over: $11.00; children 5-15: $6.00; 3-4: $3.00; under 3: free.
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