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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
Phone Number: 802-985-3346
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Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and...

Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.

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Great museum!

I didn't know about this place until my Bed & Breakfast owner mentioned it as something to do and boy am I glad she did! There is a little bit of everything here: art, portraits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't know about this place until my Bed & Breakfast owner mentioned it as something to do and boy am I glad she did! There is a little bit of everything here: art, portraits, set up of old houses, gardens, and so much more that I didn't have time to get to! I really enjoyed it and highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum covers many acres of beautiful gardens along with historic buildings from Vermont's past. The artwork displayed throughout the many buildings is awesome. The S S Ticonderoga and lighthouse from Lake Champlain are well worth the entrance fee. This has something for everyone young or old.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had seen this place marked on a couple of tourist maps, but I assumed it was a small town museum. How wrong was I. Fortunately our route passed the museum and I saw that it was an extensive open air museum housing several historic buildings. When I entered it, I realised that there was so much more, including a... More 

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Hatfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been wanting to visit this Museum for years and finally got the opportunity. I was not disappointed. We spent 5 hours going through the different buildings and could have spent much more. There is a shuttle bus that will take you around the property with many stops or there are great pathways to walk. The landscaping was wonderful throughout the... More 

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Deux-Montagnes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say but please plan to spend an entire day at this wonderful museum! My wife and I spent 3 hours there and will need to go back to see some of the things we missed. From the steamboat Ticonderoga to the locomotive, to the General Store and Apothecary it was a delight to see. We will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the grounds of the museum for about 4 hours and saw most of the buildings. Beautiful grounds and a shuttle ride to give your legs a little rest. We were surprised by the changes in the museum since we were here 5 years ago. The lighthouse now has sofas to relax and lighthouse books and maps to... More 

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place takes at least 2 days because of all the wonderful houses of collections. The center piece is the Ticonderoga Sidewheeler; the movie showing its journey over land to the museum grounds is amazing! The grounds are beautiful and the new education building and art museum are wonderful additions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to spend there, but the time we did have was packed. We saw the circus posters which were fantastic, the Webb house (Manet, my favorite artist!) The light house, the Ticonderoga and the train station all appealed to my husband's interest in vehicular history. Then we took a couple of spins on the carousel... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was recommended by a friend in TX. We were there 08.15.16 Fully open during the summer - stunning Grandma Moses paintings in one building. Kids loved the Circus Posters display. Truly an amazing outdoor museum, going from building to building (also have a bus for transport). Entry ticket is good for 2 days visit -> certainly needed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 1/2 hours wondering the beautiful and well manicured grounds, buildings and exhibits of the world class Shelburne Museum. More like a walk in the park with individual exhibits in a variety of historic buildings and unual structures, like the steamboat Ticonderoga, all lovingly restored and preserved. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff and volunteers. Great way for kids of... More 

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