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Shelburne Farms

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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a...
A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)
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Great Tour as well as very informational

The owner of the Shelburne Country Store recommended we visit and I'm so glad we did. There are very reasonable tours that give you a such a good overview as well as a cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The owner of the Shelburne Country Store recommended we visit and I'm so glad we did. There are very reasonable tours that give you a such a good overview as well as a cheese tasting. Lots of options for all ages. Worth your time. Beautiful area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived here late in the day but had the distinct privilege of going on a tour by SUV of the entire property, to include the educational farm and cheese making plant as well as the estate home. We were disappointed since we didn't have enough time to fully enjoy the property. There are hiking trails we would love to... More 

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Mount Holly, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful historic site with amazing features and very friendly staff. Take the wagon tour to see the landscape and key buildings. Big disappointment is they skip all the FARM aspects of the farm! We didn't see the 3 acre garden, dairy barns, or horse barns. Guide was unfamiliar with specific plants, trees, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had visited once before, over 15 years ago, so I figured it might be a fun place to take my family. We enjoyed the wagon ride to the main barn, the raptor show, tasting the cheese. (The smoked cheese is wonderful!) The kids enjoyed trying to milk the cow, brushing the goats, herding the ducks back into the barn.... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you have never worked on or visited a farm, this a nice one to visit. Plenty of animals to see and hands-on activities for children. Try the cheese !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As the title states, not what we expected. Great tour and tour guide, Jerry. He seemed to know everything about the history of the farm and the current activities and focus of the farm. The tour may not be the best for really young children, there are activities for little kids, just not the property tour. The scenery and grounds... More 

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Burlington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The kids really enjoyed the hands on experiences they had with the animals. They got to milk a cow and hold chickens. They tried to collect eggs but the first group got them all before they could. Very interesting things to see and do at this farm. We really enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Inn is truly spectacular. It is on a hill above Lake Champlain with beautiful formal gardens. We just walked around the grounds and into the public spaces one evening in late August. We couldn't get reservations for diner until 8:30 on a Thursday evening, which was too late for us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A stunning setting and the whole family had a great time. Kids held chickens, pet goats, ducks, sheep and cows and even had a chance to milk a cow too! A tasty bakery and a fun tractor ride to the kids area. Check the schedule to see what unique things are going on. Exceeded our expectations.

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Warwick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Shelburne Farms was a beautiful place to spend the day. We were able to see and interact with many different animals. The views were gorgeous but did require quite a bit of walking. We originally planned on taking one of the tours to see more of the property but we were discouraged by the woman selling tickets since we had... More 

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