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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
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Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and...

Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.

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Incredible museum with widely various collections

We were excited walking to the grounds to see all of the various buildings that we were going to be touring. But, when we bought our tickets we were told that only 4 out of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerry D
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Middletown, Maryland, United States

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited walking to the grounds to see all of the various buildings that we were going to be touring. But, when we bought our tickets we were told that only 4 out of the 35-ish buildings are open during the winter. Yes, the entrance fee is heavily discounted, but that was still disappointing. However...WOW. Even the four buildings... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The museum was recommended to us by our Inn Keepers at the Heart of the Village Inn. It's a great representation of Vermont life, past and present. The relocated historic village shops and houses in the village reminded us of Waterloo Village in New Jersey. The history of the side wheeler lake vessel which was moved 3 miles from the... More 

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Cranston, RI
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This museum mainly focuses on Vermont but also has several rooms of the founders' Park Avenue apartment recreated in one of its buildings complete with their collection of impressionist paintings. Spread across several buildings (many of which are closed in the winter unfortunately), the collections ranges from impressionist paintings to bird decoys, to temporary exhibits contemporary Vermont artists, to historic... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This museum is unlike any other and requires quite a bit of time and walking (a shuttle is provided if you need it) - so worth it. Spread out on 48 acres, you will see many buildings and structures including a 200+ft paddle wheeler (on dry land!), lighthouse, Monet exhibit, a huge miniature circus, priceless SW Art, a penthouse reassemble... More 

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ny
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited mid-week in December. The weather was unusually mild. Only 3 buildings were open but that was enough anyway. The guards in each of the buildings were very friendly and offered any information when asked. I enjoyed everything! Beautiful things in the gift shop - but I did not indulge.

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1 Thank teony20
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Extremely unique museum! Definitely plan on spending an entire day plus some! There are so many things to see! Worth a visit!

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Vermont
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful and well organized museums located in a small town in Vermont. Original buildings and a ship were brought in and describe how life was at different times. The art and antiques are extensive and one day is not long enough to spend and see it all.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is one of the best museums that I have ever visited in my life. If you are anywhere near Burlington, do yourself a favor and visit this museum. Be prepared to walk, to see everything, although you can get on & off the shuttle that runs around the grounds.

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Haddam, Connecticut
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We visited on a mild November Saturday morning. While strolling the grounds we had the place practically to ourselves. (In the off-season, most buildings are closed, and the fee is reduced to $10/adult.) Then we stopped in the 3 fine art galleries, and saw American paintings, Impressionist paintings, and a special display of decoys, mostly ducks. It was a relaxing... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

How many times have my wife & I visited Shelburne Museum? Honestly, I have lost count. And we live in Vermont. In a way, it is Shelburne's take-off on Sturbridge Village, but with a twist. There are buildings and artifacts that harken back to earlier times--like an apothecary store or a land-locked paddle boat. However, take the time to see... More 

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