Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical
54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3368 ext. 22
Welcome to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National
Green Pastures and Green Mountains
Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under
the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered
bridges and alongside rambling stone walls.
This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is
a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places -
sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is a United
States National Historical Park near Woodstock, Vermont. The park
preserves the site where Frederick Billings established a managed
forest and a progressive dairy farm.
The name honors Billings and the other owners of the property:
George Perkins Marsh and Laurence and Mary French Rockefeller.
The Rockefellers transferred the property to the federal
government in 1992. It is the only unit of the United States
National Park System in Vermont (except for the Appalachian Trail).
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park was awarded
the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of a United
States national park by the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program
in August 2005.
This certification made Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller only the
second United States federal land to receive such certification for
sustainable forest management.
You will find the picnic area near the visitor center.
Did You Know?
In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in
California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to
influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation.
You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at