Sleigh Ride Week Featured at Billings Farm & Museum
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Billings Farm & Museum's Sleigh Ride Week is scheduled for February 16 - 24, 2013, 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 or wagon for a ride through the frosty farm fields. On the weekends, sledding with jack jumpers and in commemoration of Presidents' Day, sample favorite cookies of the Presidents, including Franklin Pierce New Hampshire Seed Cookies, John Quincy Adams Soft Molasses Cakes, John F. Kennedy Chocolate Almond Tuiles, and Woodrow Wilson Edith Bolling Wilson's Tea Cakes. Handson activities 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: $12.00; 62 & over: $11.00; children 5-15: $6.00; 3-4: $3.00; 2 & under: free.