Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
The same day that we visited Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site we popped over the border from New Hampshire into Woodstock, Vermont. Here, we stopped into to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Site to take a tour of the mansion and the property owned by three very well known families in the conservation world.
This property became a National Park less then 20 years ago and happens to be the only National Park in the state of Vermont. While the views are stunning and the history of the families who lived here intriguing, I was not blown away by the park in general. Perhaps if we had more time to wander the grounds I would have felt differently. However, we just had time to take the tour of the mansion (which was not overly impressive) and to watch the introductory video in the visitor center (well worth it.)
George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurence Rockefeller all owned this property over the years. Learning their stories, along with the stories of the women behind them, was truly fascinating. In the end, I am glad we were able to squeeze this park in on the same day.