We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-8686
Website
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

192 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    135
    38
    15
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Quebec
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, MA
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bolton, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a 1400 acre estate that was established as an experimental farm in the 1800's. It is still a working farm and you can attend classes on cheese making, milking, woodworking etc. there are plenty of activities for children, and lots of interactive experiences for them with farm animals. The staff are well informed and happy to discuss their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

We're so glad that you took advantage of our beautiful walking trails (and had great weather for it!). Thanks so much for your review. Hope you can return some time for one of those programs you mentioned. Thanks again. More

Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family of four; ages 50, 49, 17 and 12 spent an afternoon at the Shelburne Farms. We took the jump on wagon up to the main building and let the kids pet the donkeys and chickens and goats for a while then took the guided tour in the more comfortable wagon. This takes you all around the many beautiful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to the farms. We always try to make it for the 10:30am chicken parade, my kids' favorite activity. The reason is what happens after the parade, the chicken are let to wander the farm's premises while the kids are allowed to try to catch them. So my kids spend most of their time doing so.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoy yourself here at the Farm! More

Travelers who viewed Shelburne Farms also viewed

 

Been to Shelburne Farms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Shelburne Farms, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing