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Shelburne Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Mostly closed for the season, but worth it anyway

This museum was worth a day when it was mostly closed. It would be worth several in the regular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GrandmaNancyC
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Murray, Utah
Amazing experience in Vermont

Every time I have visited the Shelburne Museum, I always learn or find something new. To get a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skwhite7
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Vermont
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6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was worth a day when it was mostly closed. It would be worth several in the regular season. We enjoyed many works of art including a large collection of decoys, Impressionists, etc. The rebuilt barn contained old carriages. A lighthouse and a steamboat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I have visited the Shelburne Museum, I always learn or find something new. To get a full experience and visit of this museum, you need to visit it for at least a couple of days. There are so many different exhibits, historical buildings,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

I was blown away by this museum. There is just so much to see and take in! If you have a student ID, USE IT! It doesn't matter if you're visiting from out of state. You will still get the discount! I ended up paying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

I actually volunteer at this incredible Museum during the entire summer season from May to October. During this season be prepared to walk beautifully well kept grounds or ride a small shuttle that can take you around the large space. Many buildings to visit with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

My spouse and I visited the Shelburne Museum on a Sunday afternoon in late September 2018. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Adult admission costs $25 in season and $10 out of season (fall and winter) because not all structures...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Acres and acres of buildings and exhibits. The steamboat Ticonderoga alone is worth the price of admission, but it would be easy to spend 2 full days touring the dozens of buildings and thousands of items. The collections are very diverse, but largely tied together...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

I grew up visiting this museum and as I grew older I made it a place to revisit with my daughters. They still recall the memories and the experiences here. There are no other museums in the world like the Shelburne Museum that I am...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Palmasnvstr
Reviewed December 22, 2018

From the Covered Bridge to the Circus Train, the Hunting lodge to the Governor's train car...The Ticonderoga to the carriage barn...there truly is something for everyone at the Shelburne Museum. Plan to spend some time here as you won't want to miss anything!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sawzbella
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We passed this place many times on our way to Burlington. We finally took the time to check it out. This place is beyond amazing. Even if you are typically not into museums, this place has something for everyone. It's like 50 museums in one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We did not have much time but we really enjoyed the sleighs in the round barn, the American art, and the decoy museum. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly. Will visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cathyandal
July 16, 2018|
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Response from bronekz52 | 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.
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Tessaanddennis
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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Bonnie B
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
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