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Address: Route 127, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-865-4556
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 Tour

The Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington Vermont is open to the public. You can visit by guided tours only. Guided tours occur from May 1 - October 31 7 days a week. The last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Delbe M
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Burlington, Vermont
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nature walking here is phenomenal and the entire homestead serves as a tranquil oasis in the heart of the New North End. There are a variety of trails to choose from including a riverside trail provides a relaxing walk along the Winooski River. In addition, there are wetland trails that provide a nice view of a northern wetland environment... More 

Thank Bryan G
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271 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington Vermont is open to the public. You can visit by guided tours only. Guided tours occur from May 1 - October 31 7 days a week. The last tour leaves at 3:30 pm and the tour takes about an hour. 802-865-4556. A speculative glimpse into a controversial American Revolutionary Hero. If you like history... More 

1 Thank Delbe M
Burbank, California
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Yes, as another reviewer stated, the tour guide makes all the difference. The house itself is very interesting. Look at the size of the boards used in the walls. There is a history and reason for it. I believe it was called "The Mast Act." All that goes on about the fire place is very interesting. Our guide was the... More 

1 Thank MikeM903
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Had great trails to walk or hike, but you could walk near the house to see it. There isn't really alot of factual, historical knowledge about Ethan Allen, so I wasn't impressed with this attraction for history but looks like a great picnic spot or hiking area.

1 Thank RuBoxerMom
dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this review

Next time you come, please take time to visit the museum and take the tour. As others have commented, there is a wealth of fascinating and intriguing information on Ethan Allen and his legacy as a revolutionary war hero, a Vermont founder, a philosopher, and a dynamic, charismatic, and controversial individual. More 

Orange, California
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89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you had to do this on your own just walking around, it would be a dud. However, our guide (Tom?) made this into a winner. Although clearly we don't know much about Ethan Allen, our guide filled in the gaps with much insight and facts about the historical period. The guides energy and willingness to stray off the "approved"... More 

2 Thank 10071stevep
Deerfield, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you are in the Burlington area definitely don't pass up this little gem. The tour was well guided and extremely informative whether you are a lover of American History or not. I actually heard a member of our group say he has never been interested in history at all but the guide had him completely ensnared. It was more... More 

2 Thank Steve T
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

As a group of four travelling Brits, we had no idea who Ethan Allen was - and after seeing his name everywhere, from hotels, boats, streets, furniture vendors; we thought we'd delve a little further by visiting this attraction, and we were hugely impressed. I have to say from the outset, that it worked for us by the enthusiasm and... More 

1 Thank Kevin B
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A site that can be seen in a morning or afternoon. Even if you think you know who Ethan Allen was, this is not to be missed. Added Treat: the sites curator, who was so enthusiastic about his subject he made history come alive.

1 Thank Debbie H
tampa bay, fl
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I liked the hour long tour but my husband was crawling the walls wanting to leave. You're really only in a little room than in the tiny house. Not recommended for those with short attention spans.

1 Thank spgirl88
Leavenworth, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Ethan Allen's house was hidden for decades under the modernization and 'improvements' of later decades. Luckily for us, the presence of the house was discovered, the added wings were removed, the fireplace and such were restored -- and we have a lovely and clear home to appreciate, much as it was lived in by Ethan Allen and his family. The... More 

1 Thank Bill M

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