Widely recognized as "one of the prettiest small towns in America" and often referred to as the "quintessential New England village," Woodstock, Vermont was chartered in 1761, more than 15 years before the United States of America signed the Declaration of Independence.
As the Shire Town of Windsor County, Woodstock became a hub for all things related to business and the law with the county court seated on the village green with early entrepreneurs flocking to the opportunity that the land provided. Some of the earliest manufacturers, craftsmen, and artisans, started their trades in Woodstock and the small village quickly became one of the largest towns in the state.
Historic buildings surrounding the central square, known as the Green, include the 1880s pink sandstone Norman Williams Public Library. Just north, Billings Farm & Museum is a functioning dairy farm, with an 1890 farmhouse and exhibits re-creating 19th-century farm life. Trails lace Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, which contains an 1800s Queen Anne–style mansion. World class recreational amenities including skiing, hiking, fishing, golf as well as some of the highest quality healthcare available in our region at nearby Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical center, affiliated with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH about 25 minutes away.
Today, Woodstock continues to honor its history and sense of place through a strong connection to the farm to table movement. Local artisans of all kinds add to a culture that celebrates an amazing combination of historic American charm, outdoor recreation, boutique shopping, farm-fresh dining, and a thriving year round community that has long been regarded as one of the best places to live on earth.