Visiting & Directions

NOTICE!  Due to flood damage, the Morrill Homestead buildings and area along the brook are closed. The grounds and gardens are open for all to enjoy.  We look forward to hosting events again in 2024.

The Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site is located at 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway in Strafford, Vermont, 05072—only 15 minutes from Interstate 89 (Exit 2) and 20 minutes from Interstate 91 (Exit 14).



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 Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site 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/West 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 4.7 miles. Bear right onto Justin Smith Morrill Highway and travel 2 miles. The Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site is on the right.

Hours of Operation

In 2024, the historic house will be open for tours Thur. – Sun. from May 24 through Oct. 6,  from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Tours are conducted on the hour. Admission is $7.00.

Home Tours

For information about tours of the house, please contact:

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
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

Self-guided tours of the gardens may  be enjoyed during daylight hours at no cost. Outdoor interpretive signs, including images and maps, reveal the fascinating stories behind the kitchen garden, the ornamental Victorian gardens and Morrill’s historic orchard.