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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: 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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Wonderful museum

The Shelburne museum is a huge, beautifully landscaped property with dozens of buildings. Some of the buildings house art, and others are historic buildings of various sorts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Natalie S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Shelburne museum is a huge, beautifully landscaped property with dozens of buildings. Some of the buildings house art, and others are historic buildings of various sorts (schoolhouse, jail, general store, house, printmaking shop, etc.) all furnished with period pieces. Oh, and it inexplicably has a 1920s cruise ship, which alone was worth the price of admission. A ticket gets... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have nothing but good things to say about the Shelburne Museum. If anything, I should be angry with myself for only spending a few hours and not a full day exploring the enormous facility. There is no "wrong" choice when deciding which of the nearly 40 buildings to visit at the museum. My schedule definitely didn't allow for them... More 

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Cowansville, Canada
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my day here - give yourself enough time to take it all in. Lots of folk art and history, as it relates to the New England area. The Ticonderoga is a must see - and, the circus display was really special.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This museum, begun by a New York socialite, Electra Havemeyer Webb, is remarkable. It is filled with art treasures and preserves many buildings from around Vermont. My favorite painting is Andrew Wyeth's "Soaring." It is the masterpiece of his life and is in a special room in the Webb Gallery. Prepare to see Monet and Degas paintings, among other Impressionist... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderfully varied experience. Art, history, and local culture are spread out over beautiful grounds. Lots of walking, though shuttles run periodically. Arrive after three pm for discounted admission, but you won't have nearly enough time to do it all before closing. There are AAA discounts, senior discounts, and active military enter free.

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Woodbine, Georgia, USA
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Plan on spending the entire day to take in this delightful museum. My 2cd trip there in the past 10 years and it has just gotten better!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went there for the first time this summer although going to Burlington for years. Why did we miss that museum until now I don't know but for sure we will go back This is a really great place with huge amount of interesting stuff to see, very eclectic. You will find a boat, a train, cars, houses, paintings (some... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum is housed in multiple buildings & covers a large green landscape. It is easy to navigate. There is something of interest for young kids & seniors alike -- to look at , explore & learn about. There are docents scattered around the property eager to share their knowledge. The cafeteria is spotless & serves good food at reasonable... More 

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gjwoodsjr
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have to say that this probably was by far the best museum if you are into history. There is so much to see that it will take you at least 4 hours to see everything. Just amazing at how they keep all the buildings and exhibits in such great condition. Maybe a little pricey but you can use your... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There is sooooo much to see. My favorites were the general store and the apothecary but the creepy automatrons in the toy shop were cool, too. Some interesting rotating exhibits, too. You can buy lunch here and some unique made in Vermont crafts.

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