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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: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Owner description: Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.

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Melbourne
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
296 helpful votes 296 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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This isn't your stuffy friend's museum. This is for the average American who wants to see the unexpected. They recommended 2 hours--you need more time than that. There is something for everyone in the family regardless of age.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Since last year, this wonderful museum is opened year-round. There is something for everyone here. Collectors will love how the unique vision of the founder has translated in a museum complex that showcases cultural history, folk art, textiles and fine arts. Whether you are interested in the spectacular gardens changing from season to season, or the historical buildings brought from... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Even in the rain this is a great place to visit. The shuttle will "ferry" you from place to place and 2 days which you ticket will allow you will not be enough. Seeing the Steamship Ticonderoga "parked" in the field is amazing and wondering the decks is and experience (we felt like the ship was moving!) The Quilt exhibits... More 

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Albany, NY
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What a pleasure to visit the new The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum and to enjoy the All Star Quilts exhibit. I took a trip down memory lane and visited the Ticonderoga and browsed through the stunning Circus Building collection. It's always a treat to visit the Electra Havemayer Webb Memorial Building and view the collection... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Unique outdoor museum full of buildings that were moved to their new home at this location. Last steam powered paddleboat is docked on land for all to explore. Beautiful art in galleries. Famous painters galore. Outstanding display of horse drawn carriages and sleighs. Lovely grounds and covered bridge.

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Seattle
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We wished we'd had another day to see everything the museum offers. Our ticket was good for 2 days but we only had 1 to spend, and we were there all day. The museum offers everything from high style houses to workers' homes to a print shop to a Lake Champlain paddlewheel ferry boat. The artifact collections range from quilts... More 

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Rochester Hills, MI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Of course the highlight of this museum is the Lake Champlain side wheel pleasure boat. It has been faithfully restored and offers a truthful look at a pleasure ferry from engines to dining room to pilot house. But the collections of wagons is marvelous - I doubt we have seen so many examples of wagons and sleighs anywhere else. The... More 

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Dolgeville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Be sure to give yourself two days to tour the museum. There are 38 buildings to tour. We didn't get to see the entire place. You can come back the next day just bring your receipt. We only stayed in the area one night but should have stayed two. Plan going back again soon.

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