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Billings Farm is a working dairy farm and rural historical museum. According to its website it is considered one of the “finest outdoor history museums in the country.” Wow.
I love that you can enjoy the experience year-round.
There’s something for everyone.
10-5 April – Oct., Nov.-Feb. on weekends and kids’ vacations 10-4, closed during March.
Whether you love history or just want something fun to do, Billings is the place to go. Picturesque and popular with both tourists and locals alike, Billings Farm offers a day full of enjoyment.
You can learn about what a late 1800s farm house looked like and how they made cheese. The farm house tour is really fascinating and the guides are really wonderful and informative.
I love seeing and petting the animals.
I also like learning about the milking industry and how its evolved.
Learning about family who owned the farm and their vision is really fascinating and inspiring.
And of course sit on one of the many benches that dot the property and just enjoy the quintessential New England small town farm experience (on a large scale) and take in the amazing view.
I come here multiple times during the summer. My sons love seeing the animals. It’s the highlight of the experience. They can see and pet cows, horses, goats, and sheep (and look at the chickens.)
Throughout the day there are hands-on demonstrations kids like how to milk a cow, make yarn from sheep’s wool, or play children’s games from the 1800s.
The farming museum inside the building and quilt exhibition really capture their attention. My sons love farm equipment and the museum has lots of big tools and machines on display.
The quilt exhibit runs during the summer and is truly a sight to behold and just be in awe of. They should have viewing benches to just sit and admire…(okay maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it really is something to check out.)
There’s a large shaded picnic area with a sandbox for a nice space for snack or lunch too.
This is one of the top attractions in the Upper Valley and a must-see!
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