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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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Ethan Allen Homestead

Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. He really made the tour. They have restored the house back to its original size, a simple home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Skaneateles Falls, New York
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Skaneateles Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. He really made the tour. They have restored the house back to its original size, a simple home.

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Los Angeles, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So much of the history of Vermont is wound up with Ethen Allan and you can't get any more Ethan Allen then the house he built and lived in. It's a small house with the bottom rooms essentially restored to as they would have been during Allen's time there. The tour guide was knowledgable and gave a bit of equal... More 

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Oakland, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We thought we would be able to visity, but apparantly this is a seasonal thing that isnt open in March. We will definitely try again.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited the Homestead on a drizzly day and were the only visitors. The exhibits in the visitor center were informative, and we enjoyed viewing the Homestead, but it was really strolling the grounds we enjoyed most (even in the rain), which one can do pretty much anywhere in Vermont. I would say allow an hour to 90 minute tops... More 

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Vermont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a cool historic place, forgotten and discovered a couple of decades ago to be the most probable farmstead of one of the founding fathers of the state of Vermont. Restored homestead, guided tours, events, walking trails, etc.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a fun way to learn about Ethan, see his homestead and watch a film about his life and living in these times. The staff were excellent and made this a fun day, thank you, thank you.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
3 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While visiting Burlington and Lake Champlain area recently my family and I took a tour of the Ethan Allen homestead. The $8/person tour was a little pricy for a very cheesy 15 minute video describing the history of Vermont and Ethan Allen. The video was actually more of a slideshow as it did not have live characters but rather people... More 

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Claymont, Delaware
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband took the tour and enjoyed it. I just walked the trails worth our dog. Beautiful. Would visit again if in the area.

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Patagonia, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great little historical spot that seems to be run entirely by volunteers. I'm sure the tours offered vary in quality, but our guide was terrific and enthusiastic. Plus Ethan Allen is a fascinating, complex subject when you learn about him. A great little 1-2 hour investment of time!

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an excellent way to discover the history of the area and the one man who made it all happen-Ethan Allen. Unfortunately, it a season site and is closed after October.

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