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Shelburne Farms

Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Burlington, Vermont
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Des Moines, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We did not see all of farm as my grandparents lived on farm but watched video and learned history. Visiting in October many of educational offerings of summer were gone. Have to pay admission fee to see anything other than store and video.

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Central CA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Took the kids here on a recent visit to VT. Took the tractor pulled wagon from the free parking lot to the farm. Kids could pet farm animals like cows, sheep, and goats. At certain times, you could see a chicken parade (and pick one up!), walk a baby goat, or milk a cow. There was also a play and... More 

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Saratoga
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you like harvest festivals and farms, then this is the place to visit. It's about a 2 hour drive North from Rutland, VT. Enjoy great food from local farms and a wide variety of entertainment. The festival is every September - all day on a Saturday, and there are games and activities for the children, many vendors from which... More 

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A wonderful place - scenic and serene. Fun and learning experience for kids. Amazing landscape and beautiful views across Lake Champlain. The open trolley tour of the property is very good; If you are visiting in October take warm clothes, gloves and caps. You can easily spend half a day there. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks for your kind review. Hope you make it back sometime. (Maybe when it's warmer for you!) More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was very, very impressed by the buildings and grounds of Shelburne. I'm a big fan of landscape architecture, & being in one of Olmsted 's creations was very cool. The staff was professional and friendly, & eager to help. The only slight negative was the quality of the bedding. The mattresses were old & lumpy, and the pillows were... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
8 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was such an amazing place to bring my toddler. The animals the food and the locations are very breathtaking. The staff is always on hand to answer questions, and the landscape takes your breath away. My only regret was we didn't have a full day there. Spend the entire day if you can, hacking, walking and petting animals...oh and... More 

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Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped in to buy (or order) some real Vermont Maple Syrup, but were pleasantly surprised with so much more. This place has a gift shop (that will ship), but it also offers a walking tour that takes you through gardens as well as by barns and a dairy.

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