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“A Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Shelburne
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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Owner description: Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
“A Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We enjoyed how different it was from other Museum's. The grounds are beautiful and it is an easy walk from building to building.....

Visited June 2013
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Little Rock
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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Eclectic but enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The displays were lots of fun. Looking forward to going back because several hours was not enough time. If you can use the two pass and go back a second day, it would be worthwhile, especially since entrance is pretty pricey.

We started with the memorial house and art display. While it was very impressive being face to face with so many original art works, it took us a while to get into the spirit of the collections.

The lighthouse and Ticonderoga ferry boat were really neat. The logistics of getting the pieces to the farm, however, were nothing short of mind boggling. What an interesting family that just reaches out and brings in such diverse items.

The volunteers who help pull off the museum property varied in engagement, but some really made the display, e.g., the volunteer blacksmith making leaves to sell in the gift shop.

And, we're looking forward to LLBean's Christmas catalogue because they were there shooting various locations on the farm at the time.

This is the type of place that grows on you. The longer you ponder the mix, the more impressive it becomes.

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Eclectic and unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A must see museum with literally a little bit of everything. A great snapshot of life in the early Americas.

I expected to spend an hour or two here but spent four hours wandering and looking around. I could easily come back and see more.

Low on text and high on objects, the volunteers were critical for understanding what certain things did.

Visited October 2012
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Cornwall, New York
1 review
“pure beauty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

..Truly a wonderful place to spend the day.It was full of history of our past.During the month of May all there lilac bushes are in full bloom, rich in fragrance .

Visited May 2013
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Acme, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fascinating Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Set on an expansive estate, this is a trip back in time. A collection of horse-drawn sleighs and carriages housed inside an incredible round barn; a coal-fired train engine with a private rail car parked outside a train station, all completely restored; numerous houses and structures displaying all kinds of things from early toys to early medical equipment; a covered bridge; a lighthouse; and the biggest attraction (literally and figuratively) -the paddle wheel steamship Ticonderoga, which used to sail the neighboring Lake Champlain. A history buff could get lost in here for weeks. The merely curious will still spend at least a few hours.A very unique place.

Visited June 2013
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