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Ethan Allen Homestead

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Address: Route 127, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-865-4556
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Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous...

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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Very interesting tour.

As a stranger to the area who had never heard of Ethan Allen this was a very interesting experience. The knowledgeable guide first gave us a talk about Ethan and the part he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lipz268
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to see it since we were visiting in the area. Our guide was very helpful in explaining the history of the place and about the Allen Brothers. Not a must see place but worth 30 minutes or so

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a stranger to the area who had never heard of Ethan Allen this was a very interesting experience. The knowledgeable guide first gave us a talk about Ethan and the part he played in the history of Vermont. We were then taken to the small homestead which he lived in briefly with his family and servants - 10 people... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's not much here but the tours are engaging and there's so much history! There's a dress up area for kids and nice walking trail to the homestead. People were also friendly.

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1 Thank Abigail P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent weekend that we had spent in Burlington, we took the time to visit the Ethan Allen Homestead. Eileen was our guide and she made the tour come alive with her narration and genuine interest for the people who inhabited the homestead and tended to the kitchen garden. It was a sunny and beautiful afternoon and what a... More 

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1 Thank Gita V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice spot to get a little bit of Vermont history. The tour guide was very knowledgable. Not a long tour but it was a nice stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Ethan Allen park trails. This is a short family friendly trail which offers beautiful views of the mountains ounce you reach the pinnacle. A nice and quiet gazebo was built and there are a few pic nic tables. We would have spent more time there but a dog owner was there at the same time and did... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a guided tour of the homestead and learned a lot about Ethan Allen and the birth of Vermont as the 14th state in the US. Worth the drive and the admission.

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Thank TamuSabby
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We just stopped there with our Autism spectrum 13 year old and our 9 year old. The two guides were fantastic, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. They handled the someone tangential questions from our kids well, and relayed a good feel for Ethan Allen's period and history. A navigational hint: follow the signs for the historic site when you get close. The... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A small museum and home on an amazing piece of property! Walking trails, river access for canoe or kayak, rolling hills and gardens. Perfect!

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Thank JenF08
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We were very impressed with the informative and friendly staff at this museum. While it is always nice to visit pleasant grounds and a restored home, the tour went into thorough detail about Ethan Allen's life and work, giving everything more context so we could appreciate it better. I hope to visit again and enjoy a more thorough exploration of... More 

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