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Ethan Allen Homestead

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ethan Allen's Place on a winter day

This is probably an historical gem that gets little attention because it is tucked away from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Virginia
Short but Informative Visit

If you are a history buff you will enjoy visiting the Homestead. There is not much to see except... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa M
Rochester, NY
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Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous statesman Ethan Allen on a guided tour of his homestead at this historic site that overlooks the Winooski River and offers stunning views and walking trails.
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1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408-1141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably an historical gem that gets little attention because it is tucked away from the Burlington college town atmosphere. Its a small parcel of land and I wasn't able to access the interior of Ethan Allen's home. However, the taint of history and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history buff you will enjoy visiting the Homestead. There is not much to see except for the small home, gardens and visitor's center, but the tour guides are very helpful and give personalized tours. This would be a good side trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a nice way to spend a few hours -- we tour the walking tour -- path is flat and an easy walk for all ages. We didn't go into the home itself as there was a fee and we weren't going to have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I was not as impressed with this place as many people were. When I first checked in, it was difficult to get an overview of the location. General questions about what there was to see wasn’t answered very clearly. I was not very impressed with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

I was only familiar with Ethan Allen furniture prior to this visit - and the real Ethan Allen isn’t at all related to the furniture company - other than by name. We watched the short video prior to our visit which enlightened us a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank You for the kind review! Our Tour guides love what they do! The presenters were actual Citizens of the Missisquoi Abenaki Nation. You saw the first Indigenous encampment on the Burlington Intervale in 250 years!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We took the tour, which was exceptional. The tour guide had a great patter and depth of knowledge. It gives you a good appreciation of Vermont's role in colonial and revolutionary America. The house is as it was, which makes for an interesting and informative...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

My wife and I had the most interesting time at this homestead yesterday. Knowing very little about Ethan Allen, we left the tour with an informed understanding of his political and personal life. The introductory film was perfect as a way of presenting what was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

The visitor center has a tarven with the introduction video. overall, a good overview of Ethan and his prominent place in vermont's early history. The homestead and surrounding area is basic, as it should be, a reflection of what Ethan's and family's life would look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We loved the history and our tour guide was wonderful. I would recommend this to everyone. About an hour will cover it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

My boyfriend had made plans for us to tour the Ethan Allen Homestead during our stay in Burlington. I went in with little to no expectation and left pleasantly surprised. It turned out being my favorite tour we did. Keith, our tour guide, made the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed this tour! Our guides bring their passion to their work with us!

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Deb Perkins M
July 8, 2018|
Response from kimberlyb672 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour of the property took roughly an hour.
Jane D
April 5, 2017|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I was last at this site in 2003, but The "RoyVB" assessment above sounds accurate from my recollection. Why not call the attraction and ask?