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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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English first
Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The grounds are vast and contain many links to Vermont history, art, crafts and special events. There is a restaurant that serves good soups, flatbreads and sandwiches. There is something for everyone here. A must see.

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Brunswick, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are 39 or more buildings and a steamboat to tour in this unique and fascinating collection ranging from historic homes to French Impressionist paintings to a working blacksmith to fabulous gardens and more! This is a Must Not Miss. Seems pricey going in, but if you allow yourself at least four hours it is worth it! Very family friendly... More

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fairfield county, ct
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Shelburne museum has something for all ages: carousel and steamboat to explore for the young ones, carriages and historical representations for the history buffs, folk and fine art for the art lovers. Add to that beautiful grounds and a decent cafe, and you've got a great way to spend the day.

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We only had an hour to explore this interesting and odd indoor / outdoor museum. We did not get to see everything and recommend much more time. We did enjoy the art work and Grandma Moses paintings as well as the Remington. Another building housed horse-drawn carriages and sleighs that had a wonderful Vermont feel. The house itself is magnificent... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a truly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The buildings that have been preserved here are both beautiful and educational and the setting is wonderfully planned. Spread over 45 acres the grounds give one the chance to really stretch the legs while touring the exhibits. Many of the historic buildings also house other exhibits. Perhaps the most surprising... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The Shelburn Museum has quite a collection with huge diversity, from French impressionist paintings (Money, Manet) to the actual Ticonderoga steamboat (great tour!) to a carousel for the kids to 96 different horse-drawn carriages and sleighs to American folk art, etc. etc. A ticket is good for two days, and while we did it in one, it was a very... More

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We go every year to experience the 45 acres of VT history and culture. This year there was a Monet exhibit (special exhibits rotate) that was wonderful. They staff are extremely well versed in the house in which they are stationed. The museum is several "houses" that are themed. For example, there is a quilt house, a general store, a... More

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Chesterland, Ohio
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237 reviews 237 reviews
92 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have visited countless museums, but Shelburne Museum is unlike any other and is filled with many pleasant and unexpected surprises. We had read of the museum, mostly the small but wonderful art collection, but the Shelburne is really a collection of museums scattered around the grounds in interesting structures. They work perfectly well together, and the variety makes the... More

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saratoga springs NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First surprise was that I'd confused Shelburne Museum with Shelburne Farm which is 2 miles down the road. The museum campus has something for everyone & all easily accessible with their shuttle service. Several buildings exhibited Fine Arts, a replica of a home, a salvaged paddleboat Ticonderoga. Kids, teens, older couples will all find something to enjoy. Great cafe &... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
111 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had read and heard good things about the Shelburne museum, but none of the comments prepared us for what we would find. We arrived at opening on a Tuesday morning, 10:00. Lots of parking, multiple friendly persons selling tickets who asked if we qualified for discounts: age 65 or older, AAA, Vermont resident, etc. There are 39 sites and... More

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