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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
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+1 802-985-3346
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and...

Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.

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best museum in the US

This is the best museum I have been to in the United States. We have been coming here since our son was in a stroller -- he is now 13. The best part about the museum is that it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the best museum I have been to in the United States. We have been coming here since our son was in a stroller -- he is now 13. The best part about the museum is that it changes and grows as your family changes and grows -- so we inevitably find new fun things to do every time... More 

1 Thank sophiesalibi
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a museum about life; the way it was. Spread out over many acres, this was a terrific way to spend a day touring through period buildings, steam ferry (any kid or nautical fanatic like me will find this irresistable) black smith shop, general stores, and on and on..... Do not miss any part of this fantastic look at... More 

1 Thank Mark G
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very impressive place. Much larger than we'd anticipated. I believe it's spread over 45 acres. During our visit we were able to enter 4 buildings only as the others are closed for the winter months. However, the admission price reflects this as the tickets were only $10. You are able to walk the grounds on nicely maintained... More 

1 Thank MWG68
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We really liked this museum when we visited it with my husband and children. There is some beautiful art work inside of it and many historical artifacts. The sleighs and horse drawn wagons on display are amazing! There are so many things included in this museum: a ship, a lighthouse, a carousel. It’s an impressive collection which takes you back... More 

1 Thank AliceDepp
Lake George, New York
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We used to visit the Shelburne Museum quite a bit when I was younger, but it's a been awhile. We were pretty disappointed to find out after driving almost two hours that only 4 exhibits were opened, none of which were appropriate for children. They had a nice kids activity, but after two hours in the car, the kids were... More 

3 Thank Sarah L
Ottawa, ON
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61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Huge space but no dog allowed to enter even if buildings are closed....... There is an entry fee. It seems interesting from the outside but I didn't have a chance to discover it.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A beautiful stroll through Americana-- buildings, gardens, collections, art work. A dream come true, something for everyone, even a ride on a carousel. Relly impressed by the are collections and easy access to their viewing. Ate lunch at the cafe, equally enjoyable.

Thank grenmry
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This museum was founded by Electra Havermeyer Webb, who grew up in New York, where her parents, Henry and Louisine Havemeyer, were collectors of European and Asian art. By the age of nineteen, she resolved to follow in their footsteps but instead envisioned a collection that would celebrate the arts of America. The fascinating part of this museum is that... More 

1 Thank Kris1230
Sterling, Virginia
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127 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Shelburne is a treat. So many collections to enjoy. Plan a good day for walking and wear sensible shoes. If you love dolls ask about them. See a lighthouse, a steamer ship and train, carriages of every design, covered bridge, print shop, blacksmithing, weather vanes, etc, so much to see and learn and discover. The staff are happy to... More 

1 Thank MG L
Orleans, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Spent an afternoon here and could have stayed longer. The first thing we did was go into the building housing art works of Grandma Moses as well as others. It was a fabulous gallery display. There was another building housing works of Monet, Rembrandt, Wyeth and others. Downstairs was also circus posters that was worth the time. The Ticonderoga was... More 

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