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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Love the Sustainable Awareness

An affordable history lesson as well as awareness of natural farming processes highlights this landscape. Multiple buildings to explore on your own but I encourage one to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Groton, Connecticut
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Groton, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

An affordable history lesson as well as awareness of natural farming processes highlights this landscape. Multiple buildings to explore on your own but I encourage one to participate in the Property Tour ($3) available @ 9:30 and 11:30 am as well as 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Francine was a thorough and friendly guide. Do visit the website: www.shelburnefarms.org to plan... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We loved everything about this site. It's a great place to walk with some outstanding views. We enjoyed all the exhibits relating food production to nearly every discipline in a creative and fun way. We visited a draft horse, chickens, goats, pigs and cows. We bought fresh bread from the bakery and several other unique gifts at the shop. We... More 

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ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! While we aren't a museum in the traditional sense, we do love to share information and educate about sustainable food production. We hope you can visit longer next time you're up north! Thanks again for the kind review. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There's so much to do here and so much to see. It's one of my favorite Burlington attractions. There are barn tours, walking trails, a shop that sells cheese from the farm. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and laid out. Shelburne Farms never disappoints.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Most of the farm was still closed, but we walked to the farm barn (.8 miles) and back. We would have gone further, but my allergies started acting up. The farm might have been closed, but the pollen was flying. Saw chickens, donkey, and goats. Bought bread and cheese and jams made there.

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Key West, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

During the cold winter we took the horse drawn sleigh ride, which made it special. We did not mind the wind chill because they provided us with 100 % wool blankets during 20 to 30 minute ride. it was well worth it, beautiful, relaxing surrounded by nature. Cheese sampling and jam, spreads, mustards and more cheese sampling and FREE hot... More 

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Vermont
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We love Shelburne Farms, in all seasons! The walking trails, children's barnyard, maple weekend, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, harvest fest. The children's barnyard staff are always so helpful and engaging with the kids, watching the cheese making, and stopping for a delicious croissant from O'Bread. Our favorite spot- we always take friends and family when they visit!

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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 18, 2015

One of the most spectacular settings in Vermont. Something for everyone. Very educational with numerous public events throughout the year.

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Easily one of the most picturesque pieces of shoreline property in all of Vermont and open to the public for a reasonable price. There are miles of walking trails available for all ability levels that wind through thousands of acres of property in Shelburne. The farm barn offers a classic petting zoo for adults and children alike. There is also... More 

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Boston, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I visited Shelburne Farms many times before with family who live in Shelburne. This time, I was traveling with a friend and I wanted her to see the place. On a beautiful October day, the colors were spectacular, the Lake was glistening, and the barns and buildings remarkable. We found a place on the shore to have a picnic that... More 

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Egg Harbor Twp
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a nice surprise this place was! Pulled up expecting just a small gift shop. But this place was huge! Took a 15 min walk to the actual farm where there was a small bakery along with a few farm animals. Was able to hike into the woods to see the maple farming as well as well as a gorgeous... More 

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