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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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Walk Back Into History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Glenntherestranteur
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Oakland, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
3 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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28 reviews 28 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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Ridgetown
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510 reviews 510 reviews
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297 helpful votes 297 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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