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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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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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115 reviews 115 reviews
3 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ridgetown
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340 reviews 340 reviews
216 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Frankly, we were a bit disappointed by our visit. The house was fine and our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the video was rather poorly done and the displays were pretty minimal. The gardens were nice enough but nothing special for someone raised on the farm, at least. The cost is $8 per adult - ages 7-64 ($6... More

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

Thank you for the response about our guide, she is very dedicated to our site! As far as our interpretation video is concerned, we are in the midst of raising money for a brand new one that will incorporate new technology and new research. We hope you will come back and see us again when it is complete! More

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 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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