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Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

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Address: 1 Park St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1101
Phone Number: 802-388-2117
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A walk through Vermont history

If you'd like to wander through a condensed version of Vermont history, this is the place. It's a very manageable size, and sometimes they have a guest artist or speaker on site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Michelle P
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Castro Valley, California
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great exhibit in a nice museum. The museum's main exhibit is life in Vermont with collections from Henry Sheldon. But, the bicycling exhibit has old bicycles, pictures of people using the bicycles and explanations about them. Worth the visit, plus a nice gift shop.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury does a great job of telling the history of Addison County. Their exhibits provide a good way to learn about the area over many decades. They also offer special exhibits. Their next one starting in June covers the history of cycling. Seeing all the early 20th century bicycles was the best part of our... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

See what it was like to live in Middlebury in the 18th century. Great collection of paintings and items when times were simpler.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you'd like to wander through a condensed version of Vermont history, this is the place. It's a very manageable size, and sometimes they have a guest artist or speaker on site to offer a short lecture. We were lucky to meet Mr. Warren Kimble, an eclectic artist who makes one think of life from different perspectives. Definitely worth a... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A nice respite in Middlebury Vermont. Well with the time to stop in and check it out. Nicely presented and convenient. Park by the Library and walk across the street.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If your in Middlebury you should check this out, however I would not make a special trip. They do have some interesting displays especially around the holidays when they have the train display. That is a definite must if you have toddlers.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A very good local museum with multiple rooms in an old building. Occasional special exhibits. Lot of emphasis on the Addison County area. Worth a visit.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An eclectic museum showing the interests of an earlier settler in the Shire Town of Middlebury, Henry Sheldon. Well worth your visiting time.

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A wonderful museum depicting the history and life style of Addison County and Vermont in what New Englanders would call the early days.

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King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The museum wasn't really worth a visit, but the gift shop had a friendly assistant and a few of the books for sale was worth a second look.

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