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Birds of Vermont Museum

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A regular place to stop

This museum is so special to us we had the the Carver over 90 years and most the birds you will be... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Mike C
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Works of art in a beautiful Vermont setting!

This museum is tucked in a woodsy area of Vermont about 30 minutes east of Shelburne and well worth... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
HappyTrails082013
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Where natural history meets art: we are a small museum featuring life-like woodcarvings of Vermont (and more) birds. Discover, learn, and relax: indoors with the carvings, art shows, or activities for kids and adults; and outdoors on trails, in...more
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900 Sherman Hollow Rd, Huntington, VT 05462-9420
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is so special to us we had the the Carver over 90 years and most the birds you will be able to see are hand carved and hand painted works of art so well done I hope you are amazed as we were...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

This museum is tucked in a woodsy area of Vermont about 30 minutes east of Shelburne and well worth the trip. There are over 500 hand carved birds on display in their natural habitats. The birds were crafted by three carvers who have worked years...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach + IT Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit! Feel free to return for trails, special events, new art shows each year, and or kids' programs. And thank you so much for taking the time to review us as well.

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The hand carved birds in the museum are beautiful! It’s like looking at real feathers! What talent! Not only are there hundreds of carved birds, you have access to the workshop not only used by the founder of the museum but is still actively used...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

We're utterly delighted to see your enthusiasm. Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Far from any main road (yet an easy, pretty drive from Burlington) this museum is a delightful place to spend an hour or four hours. Hundreds of beautifully carved birds on two floors and a web of hiking trails on the property make this a...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach + IT Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you, Rick! What a delight to read your review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourself, and grateful you took the time to review us. —Kir Talmage, Outreach + IT

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by after being in Burlington. It's off the beaten trail but if you're into birds, it worth the trek. Visited on a whim, it was closed however we were allowed in to look around. Amazing carvings! Would definitely come back in warmer weather...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thanks for posting and we're so glad you liked your visit! For everyone else reading this: we're open daily May - October (except July 4); and by appointment November-April. Plus special events like spring early morning bird walks, and birding trip slide shows, and artist...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017

This place is off the beaten path but worth it if you love birds or appreciate wood cravings. It is amazing how life like the birds appear. There is also a tree house where you can enjoy sitting and relaxing to the sounds of nature.More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

So glad you had a chance to enjoy the walk-in tree house! For others reading this: you can hear the creek burbling below and often wind rustling the trees. The other day, I was taking lunch out in the tree house, heard scuffling in the...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

My kids, 9 and 11, and I made a last minute decision to check out this museum today. We weren't sure what to expect, as all the exhibits are carved. We were blown away by the intricate detail and labor involved in making each of...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordintor at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you! We're so glad you had a chance to enjoy yourselves. We hope you can return this summer too, maybe for one of the workshops, or just to explore trails—several of our volunteers have been working incredibly hard to maintain them. They've done so...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017

This place consists of a hand-carved array of birds encased dioramas. It's a nice little place for bird and woodland critter watching. Walking trails, too. The museum is a two-story building with stair-lift access to upper level. Volunteers of all ages run the facility and...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you! You've described just what we're trying to create here. We hope you have a chance to return — each year we have a different art exhibit, install new carvings, offer new talks, walks and workshops... We hope you had a chance too to...More

Reviewed July 5, 2017

The founder of the museum, Bob Spear, wanted to display birds. Instead of having stuffed birds, he carved life-sized birds. The museum is clearly built out of love for the birds and for those who come to see them. Bob passed away in 2014 but...More

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation!

Reviewed April 6, 2017

Bob has done an amazing job of craving and painting every type of bird you could see while making them all look so real. It is worth the trip as you drive through Huntington.

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BirdsOfVermont, Outreach Coordinator at Birds of Vermont Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you for saying so!

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