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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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So Much To See

We got here around lunch time and missed out on the last few places we wanted to see because they were closing up for the day, so be sure to give yourself the whole day if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Much of the museum and grounds were still closed, but we had gone to see a specific exhibit and ended up seeing two wonderful ones. We also got to walk around the grounds. The staff were all helpful and friendly. Two men working on the Ticonderoga getting it ready for the season gave us friendly waves and the docents at... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We got here around lunch time and missed out on the last few places we wanted to see because they were closing up for the day, so be sure to give yourself the whole day if you want to see everything. There's just a ton of interesting artifacts, shops, old houses, a covered bridge, boats, everything!

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
121 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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