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Address: 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
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12:00 pm - 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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Fantastic find ... for a nice day.

I was skeptical when I first read about this in the "1001 places to see before you die" book. However, I was amazed at the quality and the quantity of things to be seen. I could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical when I first read about this in the "1001 places to see before you die" book. However, I was amazed at the quality and the quantity of things to be seen. I could easily have spent multiple days there discovering the nooks and crannies of this fantastic place. Since I had only planned one day, we rushed... More 

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Altadena, California
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had some time to kill while catching up with college friends and decided to check out this spot. Unfortunately most of it is closed for winter but still got to see some cool photos. Definitely come back for warmer weather; this place is far bigger and looks better than Mystic Seaport down in CT.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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120 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Where can you take the family that will entertain everyone? The Shelburne Museum offers people of every age an amazing experience. The grounds are immaculate and an easy walk. This is a total pleasure to recommend.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Things you will not see anywhere else, fine art in addition to a light house, steam ship and 1950's bungalow!

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Rutland, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We recently attended and event at Shelburne Museum; I believe it was called "The Art of Chocolate". There was also an ongoing exhibition of beautiful jewelry from the 1850's-1950's. Art Nouveau, I believe. the event was well managed and the food was delicious!

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Wye Mills, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited Vermont for the fall color, but one of the main attractions we wanted to see was Shelburne Museum. We spent two full days there, and still had not seen everything there was to see. Fortunately, the ticket for admission is good for two days! They have an amazing collection - being a horse lover, my favorite was the... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice museum about the history of about everything: tools, dolls, trains, steamship, toys etc.. Go early in the morning. It took all day long to see everything.

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There are some rare Hudson River school paintings here, as well as some Impressionist paintings in their collection. Lovely little museum, with walking between the museum buildings.

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Melbourne
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This museum has something for everyone, we ended up spending far longer than expected viewing the collection of old buildings displaying a diverse collection of Americana from sleighs to dolls and much more. This is not your typical museum. Don't miss.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a really interesting museum - in Europe we might call it a folk park. Fascinating if slightly eccentric collection of buildings and artefacts from various parts of the neighbourhood, along with a personal art collection. We particularly liked the recreation of the family apartment in late 19th century New York with a fine set of Impressionist works just... More 

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