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Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-8686
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Shelburne, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You will not be disappointed to see this incredible working farm. Put your walking shoes on and take one of the trails, visit the gift shop and taste delicious cheeses that are made on the farm, take the kids to the petting farm and watch the chicken parade,,,,buy fresh delicious bread at the bakery. Bring your camera as there is... More

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

Thanks so much for your kind words, and so glad you took the opportunity to explore our walking trails and educational campus. Hope you're a regular visitor! More

Pomfret Center, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went for a conference on educating the public on agriculture and history. I came away in love with their mission to reconnect everyone to the earth through agriculture and our cultural history. They not only take a silly game, like dressing up our conference organizer like a cow. But demonstrated with each piece of the cow (like the tagged... More

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you! We hope you'll come again for some more freshly baked bread from O Bread Bakery with our Shelburne Farms cheddar on top! And of course, to experience more of our educational programs. We love to share them. More

Punta Gorda, Florida
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Shelburne Farms is a great place to spend several hours. The grounds are fabulous. The tour of the property is very worthwhile. We plan to stay at the hotel in the future to enhance our experience. We had lunch there and it was great.

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Burlington, Vermont
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A great spot to take a long walk, hike, snowshoe in inter. There's a large educational component (it's run by a nonprofit organization) and there are often classes and activities - cheese making, sheep shearing, cow milking, more. A beautiful Inn(with GREAT food) on premises (open seasonally). I live nearby and walk for hours at a time more than once... More

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Green Valley
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fantastic grounds and barns. Main house/hotel is also very nice. Great place to walk/hike. Store at entrance is very nice with lots of samples before you buy. Cheese making, bakery and animals are all very interesting.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's a great place to see for all ages. It's still a working farm and the historical context is interesting too. The barn, coach barn and Inn are breathtaking buildings. The Inns gardens are amazing right on lake Champlain. My family and I also enjoy walking the trails in the woods to the lake behind the barn.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

While it's a beautiful place , it's a rich family's toy, and exclusive to the rich condo residents why support it

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Once a gilded-age estate, this expansive property on Lake Champlain now demonstrates sustainable living and farming to children and adults. The grand house operates as a for-profit inn to help support the farm. It gives hope for the future to visit this gorgeous property and see what's being done. Excellent guided tour via hay wagon includes the main house and... More

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

While in the Burlington, Vermont area we took a tour of Sheburne Farm which is located just one town to the south. The estate once owned and farmed by the Vanderbilts sits on the banks of Lake Champlain. The estate houses and gardens are magnificent. They take you on a open air bus to various parts of the huge estate.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

There's an old splendid mansion that's now an inn & restaurant. Huge barn with petting zoo. Miles of walking paths, some bordering Lake Champlain. Sustainable farming, hand made cheese,apple cider and more. I've never seen anything like it. Also a store with good array of gifts. Admission free. Kid friendly.

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