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Address: Route 127, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-865-4556
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Description: Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous...
Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous statesman Ethan Allen on a guided tour of his homestead at this historic site that overlooks the Winooski River and offers stunning views and walking trails.
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interesting history

brief tour of the home and a very small museum. We had a great guide who told the history well. Something to do for about 30 minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ethan Allen is not all about furniture. At his homestead, a volunteer will escort you through his house highlighting the history (American Revolution time period) and the many faces of Ethan Allen. An American patriot and member of the Green Mountain boys, some people regard him as the father of Vermont.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is awesome! I brought a group of kids there for a program and Lauren and Marina were terrific. They are the outdoor educators/environmental folks on staff. The kids loved the activities and we messed around in boats we had had dropped off by an outfitter. We had a ball there. It was a Friday and the kids were... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's Ethan Allen's house. That's about it. Some narration about E.A. which is interesting but all you can see the ground floor of his house (not the upper floor) and some old timey stuff. I was expecting more interactive experiences more similar to a living museum with re-enactors showing how the people of the eighteenth century lived. You can try... More 

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leesburg, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

brief tour of the home and a very small museum. We had a great guide who told the history well. Something to do for about 30 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Museum and cabin in a pastoral setting on the edge of Vermont's largest city. We have been here several times both to visit and attend lectures. Gives you an appreciation of how hardy early Vermonters were. There is a guided tour of the house.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice little visit and glimpse into the legend. Would prefer a self guided tour as the regular tour really stretched out the shorter visit it should have been.

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Gainesville
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. Listening to our historian/guide took us back in time to what it could have been like in 1775. It was a rainy day, although a bit windy and cooler, umbrellas came in handy and we made the most of our day If you are in the area, don't miss taking the tour

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our family decided to visit the homestead while visiting Burlington. I agree with some of the other write-ups. Very difficult to find the property entrance. Nice property, tour of house is ok at best, the guide was good. We missed the general introduction to the tour as a school tour was back to back with us and they wanted us... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Since it was raining and I could not go on the lake cruise, i decided to drive around the area. I followed the signs to Ethan Allen/s homestead and found myself in a deserted overgrown park. I did not go inside the home, not sure which building was his home - no signs. The buildings were not open when I... More 

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Somers, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our tour guide was very funny, and knowledgeable even my teenage son enjoyed this tour. Nothing to dislike

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