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Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-8686
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: Historic buildings and property now a farm where children can participate.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are going to be in the Burlington Vermont area, then you definitely don't want to miss a tour of Shelburne Farms. The farm consist of about 1400 acres. (There is also a Shelburne Farms Museum but that is separate from the farm) The ground was purchased by Eliza Vanderbilt Webb and Dr. William Webb in 1886. The architecture... More

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Seville, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Shelburne farms is the perfect example of a bucolic landscape. The rollings hills are perfectly accented with cows and the classic shelburne architecture. I visit shelburne farms every time I'm in Vermont (which is often) and it never gets old. Make sure to visit the children's farm yard to meet the baby animals and learn how to milk goats and... More

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Make a full day of the Shelburne Museum and the Shelburne Farms. The farm building is colossal and has a great history. Walking trails will bring you shoulder to shoulder with interns of all ages tending the livestock and working the crops. The Farms make a wonderful cheddar cheese in a fantastic work space where you can watch and listen.... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stopped here for a few hours, and had a nice time. The gift shop has cheese to taste and buy, and then take the tractor shuttle to the main area where they have a bread store, animals to see, and a place to watch them make cheese. There was also a food cart on site that had food from the... More

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

Glad you enjoyed yourself at the Farm and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can join us for longer next time! More

New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We spent the entire afternoon here. We started out with the general admission and headed out to The Farm Barn. We had a delicious lunch at The Farm Stand and visited where they make the cheese. We then headed to the O Bread Bakery for an outstanding pain au chocolate. We decided to add onto our visit and purchase the... More

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Montreal, Quebec
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

When we first arrived to the farm grounds we were taken back at how large the area is and how beautiful and peaceful everything was. I suggest walking to the farm rather than taking the shuttle because it is a lovely walk down the gravel path that has a nice field alongside with many birds around. Once at the farm... More

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Boston, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Take the tour if you have time. Its a great story, but also great for a walk in a heavenly environment. If you have kids the Farm Yard is outstanding and can change a childs feeling about animals.

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

So much to do, and the grounds are absolutely stunning. Definitely worth a visit! We come back every time we're in Burlington.

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

Thanks for your kind review, and so happy to be a "go to" place for you when you're in town! More

Mohegan Lake, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Kids love this. They get to pick eggs in the chicken coop, milk a cow, hold chickens. Wonderful staff giving very informative information.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you don't have time to visit the Farm itself, do stop by their Visitor Center where they have samples of their cheese to try. They are so yummy, you'll want to purchase some for a picnic and/or for taking home. It was interesting to taste the difference between their cheeses depending on how aged they were.

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