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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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Property Tour

I love Shelburne Farms and the Property Tour provides an excellent overview of the farms. We opted to stay at the Children's farmyard and return to the welcome center on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I love Shelburne Farms and the Property Tour provides an excellent overview of the farms. We opted to stay at the Children's farmyard and return to the welcome center on the regular tractor (which runs twice an hour) rather than with our tour. The reason I didn't give 5 stars is that their brochure noted that they are open 9-5... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is truly a wonderful place; the history and drama of the Gilded Age, the continuing sense of altruism by the people of Vermont, the charm of a gorgeous sustainable farm and just plain fun for the kids and for the adults. A quintessential yet unique farm with cows, home made cheese, tours of the famous Inn, wagon rides, lovely... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We've been here a few times for the annual cheesemaker's festival on the property. It's just a lovely site. Pretty pastoral setting with lovely water views. Worth just strolling around on the walking paths.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is so much to do on this property: you can hike, partake in special events held at the farm barn, take tours etc. concerts are held there with picnicking beforehand. Check their website for social events and enjoy the landscape. This is a photographer' heaven at any time of year. In fact, occasionally there are photography workshops given at... More 

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Couldn't believe how pretty it was here. There was a tractor that could bring you to the barn, but we decided to walk. There's a small wooded part of the path and then when you see the barn thru the clearing in the trees it takes your breath away! There were a few animals , a delicious bakery , a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Situated on Lake Champlain just south of Burlington, this is both an entertaining and educational experience. You can take an old fashioned hay ride or stay like a Vanderbilt, who just happened to build this farm at its elegant mansion inn, Worth s trip to northern VT all by itself.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You know that you are at a very special farm when the barns are nicer than most houses! Everything was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We loved seeing the animals, especially the pigs (a new litter of babies were nursing). The staff was friendly and informative. Be sure to leave time to explore the beautiful grounds... the scenic views... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is amazing . The food at the restaurant is delicious. If you have the chance to reserve on the terrace outside right in front the water with the beautiful sunset, you won't regret it. The staff will give you a perfect experience. The Vanderbilt house is beautiful on this majestuous land.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Took our 2 year olds to visit the farm. There were a few school groups of older kids, so we had to be very mindful of watching out for the littles. They had more fun in the hands-on room than looking at the animals. Would plan on some walking next time or packing a lunch although the Farm Cart menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every time we pass through Shelburne we are compelled to stop at the Shelburne Farms store. Their cheese is phenomenal. Our favs are the clothbound and the tractor cheddar. Someday we WILL take a farm tour and explore the gorgeous grounds, but for now we will be content with our go-to for cheese!

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

We're so glad you take the time to stop and enjoy our cheddar, which helps supports our education for sustainability work. We hope you build in some time one of these days to stroll the property. (It'll make our cheddar taste even better!) Thanks, again. More 

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Additional Information about Shelburne Farms

Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Shelburne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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