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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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pennsylvania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend a reasonable amount of time if you visit. There is so much to see! Exhibits are very interesting and the various restored houses, barns, lighthouse, paddle steamer and cottages are delightful, The concessions were also good.

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Piedmont, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

we liked the Guides, there are plenty of them. The Museum is layed out on a large property and has many buildings with different galleries as well as beautiful home with the furnishings of the New York apartment of the Vanderbuilts. Very well done.

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived a few hours before closing and didn't have time to see it all. We didn't realize how big it was very spread out. There's lots to see so give yourself plenty of time. The grounds & gardens are very well kept and are enjoyable to walk around. The have a tram if you care to take it. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Quite a collection of things collected by the benefactor and brilliantly displayed and cared for. Old buildings, railroad car, memorial house, china collections, doll collections, art collections, etc.

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Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We like museums and this is a must! A real variety of things offered, from original art from Monet, Manet, Remingtons, to fantastic folk art, quilt history, paddlewheel boat, settler buildings, hat boxes, miniature dioramas, circus woodworkings, a real cornicopia of history of early america. We have been to many museums in the big cities of Philly, NYC, Chicago and... More

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Austin, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently visited the Shelburne Museum because of all the positive reviews we had read on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. We got there near opening and didn't leave till it was almost closing time. There are so many things to see, it's nice to know your admission price covers 2 days! There are exhibits of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We spent most of a day at the Shelburne Museum, a set of buildings spread out over 45 acres. The collection of sleighs and wagons is huge. The circus barn with the miniature circus train over 500 feet long is worth the trip alone. The paddlewheel steamer, Ticonderoga, that cruised Lake Champlain until moved to the museum is unique and... More

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Athens, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to the Shelburne Museum but only had 3 hours because we were part of a bus tour. I really wish we had more time there. The museum had many interesting collections and we did not see a fourth of them. I especially enjoyed the doll and doll house collection. Also, the medical, dental and apothecary collections were incredible.... More

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Westchester County, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lots of cool buildings, artwork, fascinating collections of dolls, wooden indians, ships and interesting artifacts.

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Boston
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We spent 3 hours here on a rainy Saturday and returned the next day for another 1.5 hours (it's much better on a sunny day - the grounds are lovely). Our admission tickets were good for two days, and we picked up a flyer at our hotel that gave us a $2 discount. The collection is like nothing I have... More

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