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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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Great experience for the kids, beautiful location

We arrived much later than planned due to bad weather and long drive. We were afraid we wouldn't make the last ride out to the farm. The fellow driving the van (too rainy for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived much later than planned due to bad weather and long drive. We were afraid we wouldn't make the last ride out to the farm. The fellow driving the van (too rainy for the tractor) patiently waited for us as we scrambled to get the whole gang out of the car. The place was clean and animals well cared... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous walking trails and bits of museum buildings to explore -a great 1/2 or whole day adventure!

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Shelburne Farms is an amazing site for families, couples, and single people alike. We are truly blessed to have this site right near our home in Vermont. The miles of walking or cycling trails are wonderfully relaxing and during the winter months (Nov-Apr) they are also open for free with dogs allowed during that period which is nice. The milking... More 

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

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

Thanks so much for your review and we're very sorry that our brochure was unclear about the hours of the Children's Farmyard and cheesemaking. We hope to address that with our next brochure printing, coming up very shortly. Apologies again. Thanks for being a part of the Farm. More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for the review and for supporting our work (though you may not have known it!) -- educating for a sustainable future. Hope you can make it back sometime! More 

Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

Glad you've enjoyed the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival! It's quite an event. We love hosting, supporting, and being a part of it. Thanks for the kind review, and for being a part of our work -- educating for a sustainable future. More 

Shelburne, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience! And yes, next time you visit, you could stroll to the Inn, enjoy a House & Garden Tour, or even a breakfast or dinner at the Inn's restaurant, which features farm products grown right here. Thanks for being a part of this place and its purpose. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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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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