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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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Last minute decision was well worth it.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
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Rutland, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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.

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King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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USA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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189 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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North Shore, Masachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This house museum in the center of Middlebury surprised and delighted us. Yes, the rooms are filled with antique Vermont furnishings, many of them quiet beautiful, but during our stay the museum also hosted a most unusual contemporary Vermont artist, Wendy Copp, who makes full scale dresses from found forest objects - leaves, phragmites, bark, fungii, and so on. These... More 

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New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped in while on a family trip to middlebury. Well worth a visit. The special exhibit was clothing made with natural materials (such as bark) on bodies topped with animal heads. Most creative !! Also interesting historiall artifacts from Vermont's history.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the museum taking a stroll through the quintessential Vermont town of Middlebury. That someone could have the forethought to keep and set on display all these wonderful and diverse examples of a former time is truly remarkable. During our visit there was a display of clothing made from bark, feathers grasses etc. Different!

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The 500+ foot exibit of a traveling circus was incredible, the train cars wonderful. Volunteers made my day.

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Lake Placid, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The store was nice. Lots of history information--Henry Sheldon was an interesting man. We did not tour the entire rooms of the museum--5$ a person. Found it quaint--like the entire town!

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