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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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Exton, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wow, the word "museum" doesn't quite give this place justice. There are numerous buildings and attractions on an extremely large piece of land. Many collections to look at, so give yourself numerous hours, perhaps splitting your visit over 2 days. The Ticonderoga ship is amazing all by itself, and don't forget to research how they got it there. This is... More

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum which not only has fantastic exhibits, has a little bit of everything for everyone. Ideally one can spend a whole day there. There are different buildings with different exhibits and of course the steamship Ticonderoga. A real lighthouse also! Their exhibits are always interesting. Although we don't live there, we became members.

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Northeast US
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a nice museum with very friendly staff. There is a nice collection of antiques, though for purists, the buildings and the collections are a bit of a hodge podge. Nevertheless, there are some very fine pieces and all in all, makes for an enjoyable day of leisurely viewing.

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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What an incredible treasure the Shelburne Museum is. Unique, interesting, old, modern, beautiful, different... No words suffice to describe this place. You must go and check it out for yourself! It will please people of all ages for sure - from 1 to 99! Be ready to spend the entire day and more though!

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Long Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum was a unique surprise. It stretches across several acres with walking paths taking you through old farm buildings with equipment dating to the 1800s through gardens to modern buildings with paintings from both old masters (Monet) to contemporary artists. It has a building dedicated to circuses, an old steam engine and rail cars as well as the Ticonderoga... More

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited in August of 2013 and found the Shelburne Museum to be just a terrific place. It is a very large complex with exhibits spread over approximately 30 acres so comfortable shoes are a must. Their admission policy allows you to return for a second day for no additional charge if you wish which I believe many with the... More

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Albany, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited this museum in early June 2014, we got a late start and didn't arrive until about 12:30. This place is huge and has so many unique exhibits. Admission is a bit pricey but so worth it! This was one of the best museums that I have been to, I rank it very highly up there with the likes... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This isn't like typical museums, there are many buildings that were 'moved' there and the Ticonderoga (ship) and an actual train is on the property and a lighthouse. You go from building to building that is scattered on this giant piece of land and each place has different interesting treasures to look at. It took me and my husband just... More

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Lockport, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A nice museum with it's displays of various collections and older buildings. Spent the entire day roaming the grounds. The staff was very informative and friendly. I recommend it.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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257 reviews 257 reviews
75 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We very much enjoyed our time at the museum. We live near a big city with several outstanding art museums, so while here we focused all of our attention on the strictly Vermont exhibits - even with limiting ourselves, this took us about five hours and still, we felt a bit rushed, but when you're on vacation, you fit in... More

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