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Woodstock

4.5
Historic Sites · National Parks · Mountains

Popular things to do in Woodstock

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Farm
Sugarbush Farm
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Billings Farm & Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Mount Tom
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,048. It includes the villages of South Woodstock, Taftsville, and Woodstock.HistoryChartered by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth on July 10, 1761, the town was a New Hampshire grant to David Page and 61 others. It was named after Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England, as a homage to both Blenheim Palace and its owner, George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. The town was first settled in 1768 by James Sanderson and his family. In 1776, Major Joab Hoisington built a gristmill, followed by a sawmill, on the south branch of the Ottauquechee River. The town was incorporated in 1837.Although the Revolution slowed settlement, Woodstock developed rapidly once the war ended in 1783. The Vermont General Assembly met here in 1807 before moving the next year to the new capital at Montpelier. Waterfalls in the Ottauquechee River provided water power to operate mills. Factories made scythes and axes, carding machines, and woolens. There was a machine shop and gunsmith shop. Manufacturers also produced furniture, wooden wares, window sashes and blinds. Carriages, horse harnesses, saddles, luggage trunks and leather goods were also manufactured. By 1859, the population was 3,041. The Woodstock Railroad opened to White River Junction on September 29, 1875, carrying freight and tourists. The Woodstock Inn opened in 1892. Plan the details of your Woodstock holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States visit planning site.

Side trips from Woodstock

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Hiking Trail
Stowe Recreation Path Stowe
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Flume Gorge Franconia
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Quechee Gorge Quechee
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Woodstock

Water Body
Ottaquechee River
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
New England Falconry
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Bridge
Taftsville Covered Bridge
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Collective, the art of craft
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Woodstock

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Antique Store
Quechee General Store - Cabot Station
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Farmhouse Pottery
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Woodstock

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Historic Site
FH Gillingham & Sons General Store
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Woodstock

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Golf Course
Woodstock Country Club
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

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