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Explore Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park This Summer

Jun 05, 2018 02:26PM

Gallery: Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park [4 Images] Click any image to expand.

There’s so much to do! At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park you can explore 555 acres of forest, tour a mansion that was home to three conservationist families across nearly 200 years, and contribute your voice to an ongoing conversation about what it means to be a steward of the land. Exploring the country's oldest sustainably managed forest and more. M-B-R’s staff of rangers are eager to share with you the captivating stories that characterize this unique place. Four tours are offered each day, and whether you are a long-time resident or first-time visitor, we invite you to join us and discover something new at Vermont's only national park site.

The mansion and gardens are open for guided tours from Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Daily special programs begin July 1st this year. It is wise to make tour reservations in advance to make sure you get the tour time that works best for you.

Working Woodlands Workshops
Informative, hands-on workshops for the woodland enthusiast are held throughout the year. Learn from forestry professionals, scientists, landowners, and inspiring community members. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control, and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help understand, manage, and conserve and experience woodlands.

Take a self-guided tour: Causes and Consequences: The Civil War Home Front in Woodstock, Vermont, and discover places associated with the Underground Railroad, abolition meetings, the town's free African-American community, and Woodstock's pivotal role in Vermont's war effort. Other tours include The Formal Garden and Beyond, Hidden Spaces, Unique Places, and Green Infrastructure: Explore the Park's Sustainable Future.

Go to www.nps.gov/mabi/planyourvisit for details.

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