Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers the following options to improve accessibility for our visitors:
Public parking for people with disabilities is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking area.
When park buildings are accessible to visitors during the open season (late May to October 31) accessible parking is available next to the mansion for anyone who cannot walk up the short, steep hill (no accessibility pass needed). There is a shuttle available for pick up from the bottom of the hill during special events and busy weekends.
All formal side mansion tours are accessible. Please let us know in advance so that we can set up our temporary wheelchair ramp. There is an elevator in the mansion for access to all floors on the formal side. For reservation information, visit our Guided Tours page.
The Carriage Barn Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible.
The visitor information brochure is available in Braille.
Assisted Listening Devices are available for our tours with advanced notice. A ranger will carry a microphone and the needed participant will carry an earpiece.
For further information, call 802-457-3368 ext 0.
Nearby Accessible Trails
Due to the steep grade of Mount Tom, none of the carriage roads or trails within the National Park boundary are ABA accessible. Carriage roads are created with packed gravel and have even footing, and wheelchairs are permitted. Consider the steep grades of trails before beginning a trail.
In and around Woodstock, accesssible trails include:
The Faulkner Trail is a gravel surfaced, univesrally accesible trail from Faulkner Park up to the Stone Bridge (approximately 1/3 of the trail to the South Peak of Mount Tom). Consider that tight switchbacks may be difficult for a wheelchair or scooter device.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Canopy Walk
Click here for a list of accessible trails around Vermont created by the Green Mountain Club