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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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Good lesson in state history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
TamuSabby
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the tour of the grounds and house to be most interesting partly because we had a witty, super intelligent guide who was full of information, and was able to convey the info. in a meaningful way. The grounds are really pretty, and the small house certainly given one the impression of what it was like to live in... More 

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Monroe, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Have to say I really didn't know anything about Ethan Allen or Vermont becoming a state. Learned a lot about a great American and it was interesting to see how early Americans lived. Good for history buffs.

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Arlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

There were kid-friendly displays, a paid tour if you wanted it (though it was not necessary to enjoy the site), and a lovely river walkway and canoe launch site.

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Thank Momowow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We didn't have the desire to drive 45 minutes to go for a mountain hike while visiting Burlington, but we did want to at least walk in the woods. This spot had some great trails that we wandered for quite some time and it was just what we needed! The trails were clean and well maintained. You could wander and... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Ethan Allen's home was found under a number of additions and remodeling and what is to be seen is the best restoration of the original homestead. The story of Ethan Allen and the homestead is told by a very knowledgeable docent that imparts all the information known about Ethan Allen and his short life in the home. Items from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy the quaint surroundings of Ethan's homestead. Ethan's guides will transport you to the revolutionary time of our country. It's a short 5 minute drive from downtown and worth the trip! One of my favorite places to enjoy quite time and nice views of the Winooski River.

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