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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We walked for four hours and didn't cover everything. The circus museum was jaw-dropping. The Ticonderoga was fun. The apothecary was interesting, but then again my dad was a pharmacist. Even the art museum had a collection of Grandma Moses.

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to The Shelburne Museum was the reason for our trip to the Burlington area and it was well worth it. We spent almost 11 hours over two days touring the entire museum grounds and buildings. Very glad we finally got there.

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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

WOW! DO not miss this museum! We had no idea of what to expect and were totally blown away by the variety and quality of the buildings and exhibits. Your ticket is good for two days and i would suggest that, if time permits, you split your visit up into two days. We were there from opening to closing, 7... More

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Ponce PR
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

On our recent visit to Vermont it rained and was dank and damp the whole time we were there! A good reminder of why I don't live there anymore! One of the dark, damp days we decided at least to get outside...and remembered that Shelburne Farms was just around the corner from our little cottage rent on Lake Champlain...and would... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a very unique place. It is a collection of buildings that have been brought together to help you understand early American life. There are demonstrations of crafts. There is even a lighthouse and the last steamboat from the Champlain River. Go early if you can but your ticket is good for two days. It is that large.

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Yes - you need the whole day. You will see a paddle ship (and get to walk the floors and look around!), a hunting lodge, a blacksmith, learn morse code, ride a carousel, see real Degas - incredible and often overlooked place to visit. Have concerts on the lawn in summer - lovely sunsets while you enjoy entertainment outside. Museum... More

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Geneva, OH, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my very favorite museum of all and I have been to lots of museums. The lady who pioneered this collection wanted to preserve pieces of history for future generations and she was we s thy enough to do so. A side paddle wheel boat that you can go in, a two car covered bridge that they built a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A surprise of visual and informative delights on a manicured sweep of hillside. A collection of historical buildings each with its own focused collection of art, handicrafts, or period artifacts. All anchored by a newly built, modern gallery of arts and crafts. (Monet and Manet paintings, Mennonite quilts.) Not just packed with history, but a pleasant walk, too. Don't miss... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were really impressed with the museum and the many varied exhibits. Especially delighted with the circus building, Ticonderoga steam ship and the history of its relocation. The park setting is wonderful to wander around and the grounds are beautifully kept. Over the course of two afternoons, we were not able to see everything. The docents in each building were... More

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White Plains, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont resists comparison. The eclectic creation of Electra Havemeyer Webb, it is like no other. Like the Barnes in Philadelphia, it includes a splendid collection of Impressionist art. But it also owns Rembrandts, American paintings, folk art, quilts and rugs. Like Williamsburg, it includes themed buildings -- a jail, print shop, weavery, lighthouse, schoolroom, etc.... More

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