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Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

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Address: 1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone Number: 802-388-2117
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A walk through Vermont history

If you'd like to wander through a condensed version of Vermont history, this is the place. It's a very manageable size, and sometimes they have a guest artist or speaker on site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Michelle P
Castro Valley, California
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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you'd like to wander through a condensed version of Vermont history, this is the place. It's a very manageable size, and sometimes they have a guest artist or speaker on site to offer a short lecture. We were lucky to meet Mr. Warren Kimble, an eclectic artist who makes one think of life from different perspectives. Definitely worth a... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A nice respite in Middlebury Vermont. Well with the time to stop in and check it out. Nicely presented and convenient. Park by the Library and walk across the street.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If your in Middlebury you should check this out, however I would not make a special trip. They do have some interesting displays especially around the holidays when they have the train display. That is a definite must if you have toddlers.

Thank 3girls7911
Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A very good local museum with multiple rooms in an old building. Occasional special exhibits. Lot of emphasis on the Addison County area. Worth a visit.

Thank brwerner
Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An eclectic museum showing the interests of an earlier settler in the Shire Town of Middlebury, Henry Sheldon. Well worth your visiting time.

Thank downtownathome
Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A wonderful museum depicting the history and life style of Addison County and Vermont in what New Englanders would call the early days.

Thank VermontStrong
King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The museum wasn't really worth a visit, but the gift shop had a friendly assistant and a few of the books for sale was worth a second look.

Thank Stephanie V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were on our way out of Middlebury and decided to stop here for a look. What a great local museum. They have an extensive collection of household furnishings and hands on displays for kids to learn about life in the 1800's in rural Vermont. There was a nice gift shop with Vermont history books and crafts from local artisans.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had just come from the Shelburne Museum, so was not planning another museum stop but the woodcarving banner attracted me. Five bucks was a lot to spend, but it looked like they needed every penny. I peered around the corner to the first display visible from the shop, thinking that there was not so much to look at. But... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our first day in Middlebury started here, and it was quite pleasant. Well, there was one big snafu and it needs to be said: Middlebury, put up some street signs. To get to this museum, you drive to the city center, turn down an unmarked Mill Street (there's a street sign on the end of the one-way street where it... More 

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