Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park


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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Address:54 Elm St
Woodstock, VT 05091

Phone:802-457-3368
Fax:802-457-3405
Web: www.nps.gov/mabi/
Size: 643 acres.
Established: Established as Marsh-Billings National Historical Park on August 26, 1992; renamed on October 21, 1998.
Location:In Woodstock, Vermont, 10 miles west of the I-89/US 4 junction.
Facilities:Rest rooms, visitor center (é), farm and museum, gift shop, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, guided tours, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
Special Features:Home to pioneer conservationist George Perkins Marsh, the park includes a model farm and forest developed by Frederick Billings and continued by granddaughter Mary French Rockefeller and her husband, Laurence S. Rockefeller. In partnership with the Billings Farm and Museum, the park focuses on conservation themes and the stewardship of working landscapes and agricultural countryside. The park is headquarters for the Conservation Study Institute, designed to enhance leadership in the field of conservation.

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Every September, science teacher Jennifer Stainton leads 30 to 50 of her Woodstock Union High School students on a field trip to nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. After a 15-minute hike from the park's parking lot, they arrive at the Pogue, a man-made pond surrounded by hemlocks, beech trees and sugar maples.
He grew up in the early 1800s on the farm that later became the center of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont.