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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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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Interesting, with lots of information and lovely grounds

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Momowow
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Arlington
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Monroe, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fact filled and fun tour of Ethan Allen's home by John. It was extremely interesting and we learned a lot about the hard scrabble existence of these early settlers. The visit made us appreciate Ethan Allen's role in American History even more.

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Thank Julienjcu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our tour guide was terrific in sharing with us a tour of the Homestead and in helping us understand much more about Ethan Allen and his activities. If you enjoy history, this is a must!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Unfortunately we visited early spring when the exhibits were closed but there were a lot of hiking trails and nature trails.

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Thank HungryGuy8
Glens Falls, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My 12 year old history buff son was thrilled to be going to an "authentic" homestead. Instead what he found was a small historically inaccurate house with a less than inviting tour guide. If not for the questions from our small group there would have been little to no conversation from our guide other than "this is a stone that... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

You learn a lot about the way it was hundreds of years ago. It is very educational and a nice place to explore.

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