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Ethan Allen Homestead

Route 127, Burlington, VT
802-865-4556
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jasper, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Toured Ethan Allen Homestead last week with my husband. We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very informative and we learned a lot about Ethan Allen.

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in at the museum not knowing much about Ethan Allen and left with some interesting information. The property and gardens are beautiful and the home is well maintained. Our guide gave us a short history of Ethan Allen and Vermont and also some fun facts about life in the 1700s. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to... More

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Ethan Allen Homestead is a beautiful property. We toured the entrance to the site where photos of the land and the homestead are on display. We saw the beautiful garden and learned many things about the way the family lived. There is a nice area where families can enjoy their picnic lunch under an open roof that has picnic... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My 5 cycling friends and I were eager to learn about Ethan Allen -- coming from Canada we thought he was a furniture maker!. We were eager to take a break from our cycling to see the homestead. Wow were we disappointed! Our tour guide was the worst imaginable (really the worst -- no exaggeration!). We love history but this... More

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EAHMDirector, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry you had such a negative experience with one of our tour guides! We are constantly training our guides and giving them information and strategies improve their presentations. We take feedback very seriously, and always strive to give the best guest experience. Please feel free to contact us to offer more suggestions on how we can serve you... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We picked a very COLD day to pay a visit and unfortunately the Museum is only open May-October according to the signage but we stil were able to walk through the snowy-icy track to view the small but quaint homestead. You really got an authentic glimpse of what life was like in rural New England

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Boston, MA
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Visited on an icy December day as part of the Burlington History Tour, a wonderful way to experience the city. As the museum is not open at this time of year, we just walked out to the homestead.Gary, the tour operator gave us great background on the house and property as well as Ethan Allen & the Green Mountain boys.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

In a short time you can see Ethan Allen's homestead and enjoy a wonderfully stocked book and gift shop. Sometimes there are reenactments here and author talks about books connected with the period. These, too, are wonderful. Don't miss this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

What a great place! We visited with our kids, who had heard a bit about Ethan Allen from books and so they were curious about seeing his actual homestead. The guides were incredibly nice and very informative, and the homestead is in a beautiful setting right on the river and also on the trails that run through a lot of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Frankly, this place is nothing special compared to so many other historical sites around the world, esp. in the US. It is a small farm house that no way can it compare to Mount Vernon. Yet we did learn a ghost story that is associated with Hospitalière de St-Joseph in Montreal. Our guide John gave us a private tour as... More

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NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a a privately supported Park north of Burlington. It is not crowded, has good trails, and picnic tables. If you want show your children the true face of old Vermont take them here. There is a small museum with kid oriented activities and a movie to introduce you to "The Real Ethan Allen". The homestead farm is very... More

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