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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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Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What an incredible treasure the Shelburne Museum is. Unique, interesting, old, modern, beautiful, different... No words suffice to describe this place. You must go and check it out for yourself! It will please people of all ages for sure - from 1 to 99! Be ready to spend the entire day and more though!

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Long Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum was a unique surprise. It stretches across several acres with walking paths taking you through old farm buildings with equipment dating to the 1800s through gardens to modern buildings with paintings from both old masters (Monet) to contemporary artists. It has a building dedicated to circuses, an old steam engine and rail cars as well as the Ticonderoga... More

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited in August of 2013 and found the Shelburne Museum to be just a terrific place. It is a very large complex with exhibits spread over approximately 30 acres so comfortable shoes are a must. Their admission policy allows you to return for a second day for no additional charge if you wish which I believe many with the... More

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Albany, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited this museum in early June 2014, we got a late start and didn't arrive until about 12:30. This place is huge and has so many unique exhibits. Admission is a bit pricey but so worth it! This was one of the best museums that I have been to, I rank it very highly up there with the likes... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This isn't like typical museums, there are many buildings that were 'moved' there and the Ticonderoga (ship) and an actual train is on the property and a lighthouse. You go from building to building that is scattered on this giant piece of land and each place has different interesting treasures to look at. It took me and my husband just... More

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Lockport, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A nice museum with it's displays of various collections and older buildings. Spent the entire day roaming the grounds. The staff was very informative and friendly. I recommend it.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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257 reviews 257 reviews
75 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We very much enjoyed our time at the museum. We live near a big city with several outstanding art museums, so while here we focused all of our attention on the strictly Vermont exhibits - even with limiting ourselves, this took us about five hours and still, we felt a bit rushed, but when you're on vacation, you fit in... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife dragged me to this place rather then play golf and I have to admit I enjoyed myself. There are attractions for everyone. Take the tram ride to get your bearings and walk around. Comfortable shoes are a must to enjoy the varied collections that make up this unique place

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I took my husband here while on a short trip to Vermont. I had not been there since I was a child. We enjoyed walking the grounds and hearing the history and details from the volunteers in the different locations. We particularly liked the blacksmith who was working on projects as he spoke and explained a great deal about the... More

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Québec city area
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pleasant people to communicate with (we exchanged memos in early 2014 to confirm opening on July 4); to deal with (guides and costumed hosts in some places);, and in general work to make your visit pleasant. For example, they offer a two-day pass, for the same price, to take it all in, for those who might need more time! Take... More

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