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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A national treasure

Something for everyone here, hard to fathom all the collections.Personally the Americana and Folk art were the highlights, but the Ticonderoga and all the buildings and gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Something for everyone here, hard to fathom all the collections.Personally the Americana and Folk art were the highlights, but the Ticonderoga and all the buildings and gardens were amazing. We spent one day there and saw all that we wanted to, but did not have interest in all the exhibits, but it would take two days to see it all,... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this Outdoor Museum with our cousins, who live in Burlington. It could be an all day visit, but we brought our 7 year old granddaughter and planned just to hit some highlights. Highlights for the granddaughter were the working carousel, the miniature display adjacent and a craft program with the Museum staff. For the... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lovely museum is well worth a visit. We went on a perfect Vermont day, and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to stroll the acreage and visit their many buildings. Currently there is an amazing display of circus memorabilia including hand carved pieces numbering into the thousands. Every museum volunteer impressed us with their friendly helpfulness and we kept saying to... More 

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Craftsbury Common, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated on acres of trees, grass, and gardens, and dotted with historic buildings, a train, and a steamboat, Shelburne Museum brings history and its people, to life. The grounds are meticulously maintained, the buildings, vestiges of other times. You feel the shadows of those who once lived, prayed, or were imprisoned within. You hear the steamboat horn echo throughout, you... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mobile sculptures and art quilts were special exhibit goals this year. As usual friendly folks from the trolley drivers to cafe servers and shop staff made it a great visit on a hot day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been here at least ten times over the years. It is just a great place to spend the day looking at Americana. Electra did everyone a huge favor by collecting and preserving this rich American history. The Ticonderoga ship is a must. Be sure to watch the movie. The new museum currently has an excellent... More 

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Stockton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved the old paddle wheeler and the art. Plan on a cooler day than we had and lots of time. The garden sculptures were fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Shelburne on a beautiful, sunny, blue-sky Vermont day with two siblings and our mom, who has minor mobility issues. Our visit was specifically to view the new Grandma Moses exhibit, easily found in the Pizzagalli Center. Entrance to the museum is easily accessible directly from the ample parking lot. We spent quite a bit of time in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Who would have thought there was such a comprehensive museum in such an out of the way place. There are about 28 different buildings and exhibits with some having knowledgeable docents. would visit again. Needs at least a whole day to see it all.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth the fee for a family of six with four kids ages 7-14. Consists of numerous colonial-style homes whose content are marked by different themes- circus, dolls, quilts, trains, glassware. Overall interesting to view, but not terribly interactive if you have children looking for things to "do" or "touch". Certain houses actually requested children to keep hands behind their... More 

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