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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
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10:00 am - 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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Had a great visit here. You can not believe all the exhibits that are here. I think it was 39 buildings. It would take a week to see it all. They had folk art, French... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Ricker58
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Gloucester, Virginia

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Gloucester, Virginia
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great visit here. You can not believe all the exhibits that are here. I think it was 39 buildings. It would take a week to see it all. They had folk art, French impressionists, horse carriages, barns, houses, bridges, a paddle boat, etc. Many beautiful and eclectic collections. Something for everyone.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The ticket is valid for two days. With small children I'd recommend two partial days. Plan for lots of walking or take the shuttle between buildings. I did find some buildings were not stroller friendly so if you're bringing a baby you may want to bring a baby carrier also or skip certain places.

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New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The breadth and volume of collected folk art including the famous Ticonderoga and a lighthouse is almost tough to imagine. I particularly like how the museum lets folks learn about the artifacts and collections as they make their way through the various buildings that house them. There are so many Wow moments at this museum. You need a long time... More 

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Ashford, Connecticut
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80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our adult children visited on a Friday and raved so much about this wonderful, eclectic museum, that the whole family returned the next day. Although it was a beautiful, summer Saturday, we were never overwhelmed with many people because of the extensive grounds and exhibits. The docents were extremely knowledgeable and very willing to share that expertise. If I could... More 

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sydney
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful eclectic museum this is. Just a short drive out of Burlington Vermont, the Shelburne museum originated with the bequest of philanthropist Electra Havermayer Webb, and seems to have taken on a life of its own since. It comprises more than thirty historical buildings from the local area, many of which are used to display art, traditional crafts... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I wanted to make a return visit to the Museum to show our daughter the wonderfull collection of early Americana I remember seeing. Buildings full of Folk Art, Sculpture, Hand Tools, and just about everything you could imagine. But Wait! Where did it all go!! I can only guess. I don't think it was what the founder wanted to happen.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

An unusual and diverse collection of many things from early American paintings to the actual old Ticonderoga paddle steamer spread over a large area and a number of buildings. An attractive , well run, not-to-be-missed experience.

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Frederick, Maryland
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Electra Webb, to her credit, didn't spend her millions on wasteful stuff. She bought 20 acres and built a monument to living American history. She put together so many exhibits in so many transplanted buildings, I can't decide on what was best. Was it the building she built to house the 300 foot miniature circus parade? You gotta see it... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed Shelburne Museum. There were a lot of unique exhibits that we were able to tour. It gave us a great opportunity to learn about the historical aspects of Vermont and the surrounding New England area. The volunteers were very friendly, knowledgeable and willing to answer all our questions. It is too much to see in one day... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to spend a lot of time at the museum if you want to visit all the buildings. We spent two days at the museum visiting all the buildings and taking some of the tours. For the price of admission, your are allowed to go the next day for no additional charge. A special thanks to the museum's founder,... More 

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Additional Information about Shelburne Museum

Address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Shelburne
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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