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Shelburne Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing collection right in our backyard

From noteworthy oils to dolls to miniatures fo the mix of varied architecture that houses the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlotte, Vermont
So much to see!

We were only able to spend an afternoon here and only managed to see about a third of it. Loved how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
United States
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“folk art”(67 reviews)
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Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
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6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From noteworthy oils to dolls to miniatures fo the mix of varied architecture that houses the collections, this is a museum that has something for everyone. The grounds are well attended and when the crabapples and lilacs are blooming the spring, it is a burst...More

Thank docrock2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only able to spend an afternoon here and only managed to see about a third of it. Loved how each building had a different theme to it, so it was easy to see what interested you the most. Definitely worth a second visit.

Thank bonniesteve317
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had 3 hours to visit the SM and we hardly touched the surface. There are so many varied and amazing items here. The admission allows you to visit on 2 consecutive days and I would highly advise that. Two of our favorites were...More

Thank dd83686
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a cold, overcast day here since we didn't want to be caught in the rain if we were hiking. I didn't know what to expect but was so pleased that we went there. The grounds hold many separate buildings, each...More

Thank mamathoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I are not museum-goers. However, we were traveling with friends who suggested we visit the Shelburne. And we are so glad we did. Unfortunately, we only had a couple hours here and could have spent 2-3 additional hours. There are so many buildings...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 6 hours at this Museum on a very rainy day. We felt we saw all that we wanted to see in the time that we spent there. Although, we did not visit the two houses that required guided tours at certain times. Our...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a hard time deciding what to think about this museum. After passing it on a few separate trips toward Burlington we decided to go. All the reviews talk about how wonderful this place is. I guess it is. I mean, the grounds were...More

Thank 12anger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extensive collection and we did not have the time to do it justice. Incredible amount of effort extended to bring together objects of an era. The Ticonderoga (be sure and catch the video of how it was moved) , the circus building...More

Thank Rosie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun variety of historical, every-day, beautiful and fascinating objects. All ages and genders can find something to ooh and awe about amongst the multiple buildings and galleries of this museum. Knowledgeable and interesting staff. Exquisite gift shop items. Lovely extras like the flower arrangements and...More

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of care and money have been lavished on the Shelburne Museum and you will be most impressed by the quality of the grounds, the historic buildings and so many superb exhibits

Thank Brian T
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Bruno Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s open. Do the two day tour because there is a lot to see. For rain come prepared with rainwear. It is worth the visit to go there.
November 17, 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October and the entire museum was open. This is a museum with many buildings (large barns, a passenger boat once used on the lake, replica stores and houses based on actual buildings/blue prints, etc. That... More
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September 24, 2017|
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Response from Whenareweleaving1012 | Reviewed this property |
It depends. It's a sprawling place, so you may be frustrated by how much time you'll miss with only two hours,however it's one of the best open air museums that I've been to and a number of the buildings closest to the... More