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Celebrate a Late 19th Century Thanksgiving at Billings Farm & Museum

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, will open for Thanksgiving Weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 29 - December 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The weekend will feature traditional cooking in the farmhouse, pressing cider, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on harvest and food preservation activities and programs for every age.

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 a team of draft horses for a ride around the farm.

In the education room, learn the art of making the perfect piecrust and what to do with the leftover dough. Help peel apples for drying which can be used later to make Dried Apple Pie.

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.