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Shelburne Farms

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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a...
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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Not what we expected, in a good way

As the title states, not what we expected. Great tour and tour guide, Jerry. He seemed to know everything about the history of the farm and the current activities and focus of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you have never worked on or visited a farm, this a nice one to visit. Plenty of animals to see and hands-on activities for children. Try the cheese !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As the title states, not what we expected. Great tour and tour guide, Jerry. He seemed to know everything about the history of the farm and the current activities and focus of the farm. The tour may not be the best for really young children, there are activities for little kids, just not the property tour. The scenery and grounds... More 

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Burlington, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The kids really enjoyed the hands on experiences they had with the animals. They got to milk a cow and hold chickens. They tried to collect eggs but the first group got them all before they could. Very interesting things to see and do at this farm. We really enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Inn is truly spectacular. It is on a hill above Lake Champlain with beautiful formal gardens. We just walked around the grounds and into the public spaces one evening in late August. We couldn't get reservations for diner until 8:30 on a Thursday evening, which was too late for us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A stunning setting and the whole family had a great time. Kids held chickens, pet goats, ducks, sheep and cows and even had a chance to milk a cow too! A tasty bakery and a fun tractor ride to the kids area. Check the schedule to see what unique things are going on. Exceeded our expectations.

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Warwick, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Shelburne Farms was a beautiful place to spend the day. We were able to see and interact with many different animals. The views were gorgeous but did require quite a bit of walking. We originally planned on taking one of the tours to see more of the property but we were discouraged by the woman selling tickets since we had... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a nice activity my girlfriend and I did. It was nice ot get out of town and slow down a bit and relax at Shelburne Farms. The ground are stunning and kept very neat and tidy. There were however tons of kids with very little supervision. It got annyoing to us as we are in our mid 20's... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We loved our visit to Shelburne Farms! It is a huge property and taking the various tours is definitely worth your while. We took three tours (all of which are free if you are staying at the Shelburne Inn), one of the historic barns, one of the house and gardens, and one of the property. The tour guides were informative,... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Price to enter is $8/person. Cars are not allowed for a day visit. Tractor ride to the home barn is $3 person/extra. Home barn is a few animals in pens, a cheese making operation which must only operate on weekdays, woodworking that was closed (Saturday during the summer) and a bakery (which I highly recommend). The barn is an interesting... More 

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Reston, VA, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The barn was a great place to see farm animals and farm life in action. We walked the farm trail, a 4.5 mile hike, and it was beautiful. But it was hilly! It seemed to be targeted towards families with children. Lots of kids learning through interactive displays and playing with animals. I enjoyed watching the cheese making.

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