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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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What a nice place to visit! Was not expecting to spend hours there but we did. It was a beautiful spring day and the lilacs were blooming. We walked the grounds and saw nearly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

It sounded great, but what a disappointment. There was no sense of place – a collection of assorted buildings from various places in New England does not a village make. Oddly, the Ticonderoga boat out-of-water, felt most authentic, since it used to run on Lake Champlain.

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Ohio
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a nice place to visit! Was not expecting to spend hours there but we did. It was a beautiful spring day and the lilacs were blooming. We walked the grounds and saw nearly everything. People were so nice at each building explaining facts and interesting tidbits. The cafe was a nice break for lunch. There is a lot to... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a wonderful place! A museum like no other! Collections are housed in the collection of buildings. Extremely quaint and interesting and a great place to have a wedding!

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Willsboro, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

NOTHING STUFFY ABOUT THIS MUSEUM OF AMERICANA! This gem of a "DAY TRIP" is one to savor over a long, & leisurely day when you find yourself anywhere near the CHAMPLAIN VALLEY in the north western Vermont area. Pick a beautiful day, as there is as much to enjoy outside, as there is with their inside artwork displays. You can... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The staff of the Museum does not understand the word friendly. If any of them had a personality they did not show it on our visit. This is sad as with the correct people this could be a very interesting place.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The covered bridge was the best part of this, in fact I made my husband stop to take a picture and this was a retake of the first time that we went by this.

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Clifton Park, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Something here for everyone. Well worth the ticket price, considering how much time one could spend exploring this expansive example of Americana. If you're in northern VT, check this out.

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Quebec City, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Exhibits of 'old things' from the early 20th Century, assembled into a wonderful place that will surely please the children and adults alike I let you read the other reviews and the website for the details. On my visit, the weather was bad, but the different buildings and exhibits make you forget about it. Last year, the museum had a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's called a museum, but it's really a collection of museums that trace the history of Vermont, local art, and everything from quilts and hat boxes, to guns, carriages and a paddle wheel ship. The grounds are beautiful, there is a shuttle bus if you can't walk...it is really worth a whole day. This is a can;t miss spot in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visited Shelburne in September. A lot of the buildings that were advertised to be open were closed and or under construction. I loved the Doll house museum, Ticonderoga and train. I just wish that there were animals as advertised and that the jail would have had those things where you stick your head and hands through. I watched a... More 

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