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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

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

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

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Deja vu all over again

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Montpelier, Vermont

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Haddam, Connecticut
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank djhart2015
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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum to attend a wedding. Admission was free as a result so we went early to take advantage of the opportunity. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed walking around seeing the different exhibits. The boys especially liked the circus and carriage exhibits. The wedding ceremony was held in the small garden and was perfect. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon here and certainly didn't see everything. This large park displays many historical buildings and other objects such as an old steamboat, old railroad cars and engines. The buildings include barns of various periods, farm houses, merchants establishments, doctor's office, etc. One could easily spend an entire day here.

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Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of walking the grounds at this museum. We were lucky, arrived the last day before they closed some of the attractions for winter. The spring is when to visit this place because of the beautiful landscaped grounds. You could tell there were some gardens they would be exploding with color. But the place that I was... More 

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Samoens, France
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151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is as much outside as in and many of the exhibits are closed over the winter. We visited with a 3 year old and there was so much we didn't cover that we would have liked to. A sunny October day was the perfect time to ride the carousel -- 3 times and visit the train and the... More 

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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by here because I like to photograph lighthouses and found that there was one that had been moved here. Enjoyed touring the ground which has many well kept buildings from the past along with the paddlewheel ship "Ticonderoga". I felt that the admission price of $24 was too high but the exhibits were very interesting

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I new it was going to be wonderful. I never expected it to be so large that you would use a shuttle. This place has everything from Art to the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building. I visited 31 different buildings and there was still more to see. The history behind this Museum is amazing. I especially liked the dry docked... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our afternoon at the Shelburne Museum and highly recommend to anyone traveling to Burlington.

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89 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of open air, folk, and cultural museums. His one is great with something for everyone, from old carriages, trains, a steam wheel boat, costumes, school house, and so much more. Be sure to visit the round barn and walk the entire length of the circus display parade that is inside!! Amazing stuff here. I went back... More 

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