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Sleigh Ride Week Featured at Billings Farm & Museum

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Billings Farm & Museum's Sleigh Ride Week is scheduled for February 15 - 23, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, (weather depending), 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, sled with jack jumpers and in commemoration of Presidents' Day, sample favorite cookies of the Presidents, including Grace Coolidge Ice Box Cookies, Ulysses Grant Lemon Drops, and George W. Bush Texas Cowboy 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, 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.

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, the farm, farm house, and activities, plus A Place in the Land, an Academy Award® nominee film.

Admission: adults: $14.00; 62 & over: $13.00; children 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; 2 & under: free.