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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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Stamford CT
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited with kids and grandkids, and had a great time, as always. Kids love the tractor ride, farm animals, toys, and more. Followed up by a delicious pizza and beer at nearby Fiddlehead Brewery and the pizza place that shares the same building.

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laval, quebec
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the tractor ride to the farm where there are most educational exhibits for young children. Just the ride through some beautiful scenery is worth it!! Later in the afternoon we had signed up for the "Tea Tour" of the Shelburne Inn. We had a very knowledgable tour guide who filled us in on historical details of the Inn... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on a wonderful tour of this amazing property. Wish we had gotten there earlier in the day and will be back to go to the museum for sure! Very reasonable tour price and our tour guide "Ann" was very knowledgeable and so sweet!

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Northern New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We brought the kids and they had a blast. Terrific, authentic farm experience. The kids cuddled goats, saw new born piglets, held a chicken, milked a cow and had a lunch made from the farm's products.

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South Central Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just amazing. If you're not going for the festival, the grounds and Inn are breathtakingly beautiful. Don't miss the bakery at the barn. Wonderful to see the educational contribution this facility is giving. Such a treasure.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fun and interesting place to visit. The farm animals were fun to see and watch. Enjoyed the bakery. The Inn is beautiful and has a fantastic view.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This National Historic Landmark is the home of gorgeous vistas, flora and fauna of the region and a late 19th & 20 century farm country estate William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb noted for the preservation of the architecture and landscape. After several hours of strolling through their grounds and barns, we were treated to an outstanding patio dining experience... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As adults, we did not find as much of interest, as it is definitely an educational place. Still, its history appealed to us. We enjoyed watching cheesemaking, and the hike to a beautiful view of the hotel and Lake Champlain. Our young families have enjoyed it (children and grandchildren).

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped at the farm on our way to Burlington. The property and lake views are beautiful. The open-air wagon tour of the grounds is absolutely worth the extra $3. The children's farm is fun--even for adults! Loved meeting Ariella the Brown Swiss cow and watching the chickens march back to the coop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel is a bit quirky since it's the former home of one of the Vanderbilt's. But I love how they have turned the land into a working organic farm. Come for the great views overlooking the water, but stay for the food, which is fantastic! I would give it five stars, but the only downside is that the hotel... More

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