The Justin Smith Morrill Homestead is located at 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, only 20 minutes from Interstate 89 (Exit 2) and Interstate 91 (Exit 14).

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From Interstate Highway I-89, take Exit 2 at Sharon and drive northeast on VT Route 132 for 6 miles to South Strafford Village. In South Strafford take a left at the intersection onto Justin Smith Morrill Highway and drive 2 miles to Strafford Village. The Homestead is located on the right-hand side of the road at the south end of the village.

From Interstate Highway 91, take Exit 14 onto Route 113 North and drive 2.2 miles. Turn left onto Tucker Hill Road and drive 2.3 miles. Turn right onto Route 132 toward South Strafford and travel 2.4 miles. Bear right onto Justin Smith Morrill Highway and travel 2 miles. The Homestead is on the right.

Hours of Operation

In 2017, the house at the Homestead is open for tours from May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) through October 15, Wednesday through Sunday (and holiday Mondays) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours are conducted on the hour. Admission is $6.00.

Home Tours

For home tour information please contact:

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501
(802) 828-3051.

Please call (802) 828-3051 or (802) 765-4484 ahead of your visit for any changes in hours.

Garden Tours

The gardens are open for your enjoyment during daylight hours at no cost.

Other Things to Do

    • Hike the Coburn Trail (PDF), and take in some of the most pituresque views in Vermont! The 1/4-mile-long Coburn Trail leads up a steep hillside to the top of the meadow to a picnic table with a beautiful view overlooking the village and the Ompompanoosuc River Valley [View topographic map (PDF)]

Virtual Tour

If you cannot make it to Strafford to visit the home, or if you just want to see a well-done 3D version of the gardens, please check Jay Tisbert’s wonderful virtual tour.