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Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

1 Park St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1101
+1 802-388-2117
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Eva Garcelon-Hart, Archivist is a delight to deal with regarding historical matters

I had sent family memorabilia in advance to her regarding my husband and his family. She is was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna B
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Don't plan your day around this museum. It's OK, with a lot of furniture. The exhibit of the old... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
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1 Park St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1101
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+1 802-388-2117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had sent family memorabilia in advance to her regarding my husband and his family. She is was very efficient and knowledgeable about what artifacts could be part of the historical record. I met with her at the Museum and she retained the appropriate items...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Don't plan your day around this museum. It's OK, with a lot of furniture. The exhibit of the old pictures was interesting.There was a neat picture of the steamship Ticonderoga. You can see the ship itself at the Shelburne museum in Shelburne VT.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This museum offered more than I expected with two floors of history and several exhibit rooms. They also have a research center, children’s hands-on play area, and a gift shop. Located in the center of town, there is a small well-maintained garden on the side...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed touring this museum. It is the oldest house museum in the US. It is a self-guided tour so you can take your time reading the information about the exhibits. As senior citizens, we only paid $4.50 each. Well worth the...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

The Sheldon museum features Vermont artifacts with special exhibits monthly and has a great side garden, nearby is the Edgewater Gallery with very fine works of art, and the Storm Cafe just down the narrow one-way street is a riverside restaurant with bistro style food....More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum 3 rooms plus a rotating exhibit. Nice but small. Cute gift shop reasonable admission

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a nice local museum of Vermont history. There are lots of artifacts including furniture and art works. The bicycle exhibit was the most notable part of the visit and should not be missed if you are interested in biking or history. This museum...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

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...More

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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...More

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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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