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There is only one National Park Service Sites in Vermont: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Despite having only one site, it’s a beauty. Here’s what you need to know to visit the historical national park, including why it’s important.
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only unit of the national park service sites in Vermont. It is located in Windsor County near Woodstock in Vermont. The entire park measures at 643 acres in land area and was established in 1992. It is currently governed by the US National Park Service.
The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park was established to preserve the site of a managed forest and dairy farm. This farm was established by Frederick Billings along with other property owners such as George Perkins Marsh, Laurance Rockefeller, Mary French Rockefeller, and Mary Montagu Billings French. Since 1992, the ownership of the property has since been transferred to the federal government.
The main features of the park include the farm’s visitor center and the boyhood home of George Perkins Marsh. This home is considered an architectural masterpiece right at the heart of the park. The house was built in 1805 and features a Victorian splendor that is a contrast to the landscape that surrounds it. There are guided tours available for those who wish to visit the house. The majority of the house and the gardens have been restored since it was managed by the National Park Service.
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