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Shelburne Museum

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Non-Traditional Indoor-Outdoor Museum

My spouse and I visited the Shelburne Museum on a Sunday afternoon in late September 2018. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A must see if you are in the Burlington, Vermont area.

Acres and acres of buildings and exhibits. The steamboat Ticonderoga alone is worth the price of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed November 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bonniesteve317
Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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
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Quintessential New England (1 Replies)
Happy Fall! My sisters and I are taking our 83-year-old mother to the Adirondacks next month for some beautiful leaf peeping and I'd love some suggestions on things to do/see. We're staying in Lake George and will make day trips to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, etc., but I'd love some quintessentially New England places, experiences. Last year I visited the Shelburne Museum in Burlington, VT and loved it and I'm looking for places like that or roadside attractions. Due to my mother's...More
September 06, 2017|
Response fromrjr0810|
I am confused about your question because upstate NY and the Adirondacks, while at least equally as beautiful, are not considered part of New England. For Adirondack destinations, you could visit the Adirondack museum, the Sagamore Great Camp, drive up Whiteface Mountain, tour Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and/or the John Brown Farm State Historic Site or just take scenic drives. A bit south, Saratoga Springs has a lively downtown with many nice shops and restaurants.
Is the Shelburne Museum worth a visit? (6 Replies)
The only buildings that will be open are : Open buildings include Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Webb Gallery, EHW, and the Round Barn Is it worth the reduced admin of $10each and the trip with so much closed? Thanks! Christina
October 30, 2015|
Response fromkilarneyvt|
It is very hard to answer without knowing your personal preferences. $10 seems like a fair price, but there is definitely a lot to the museum that will be unavailable.
Shelburne Museum (4 Replies)
Anyone know how to get coupons for admission to the museum? Thanks!!
October 19, 2015|
Response fromvter|
I'm not aware of any. Does AAA offer a discount? If you are a member it may be worth looking into.