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Shelburne Farms

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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a...

A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)

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Perfect for the whole family

Love this place. What a great way to spend a few hours with young kids. The kids farm is the place to be. Lots of farm animals with activities throughout the day, every half hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place. What a great way to spend a few hours with young kids. The kids farm is the place to be. Lots of farm animals with activities throughout the day, every half hour you can do things like: brush a rabbit, milk cow, hang with chickens and more! The food stand is awesome! There is a tractor pulled... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so excited to go to Shelburne Farms while on vacation and spent all day driving to get here. We got in a little later in the day, arriving just after 2:30pm. Based on the website and what the gal at the ticket counter told us, we would have just missed them rounding up the chickens but otherwise should... More 

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Thank chopsockey
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The farm is an amazing landscape and a reminder of the days of extreme wealth and its privileges. That said, the mission of the farm is clearly educational focussing on sustainability with stewardship of the legacy of the farm. I was sorry that there were limited ways to see the whole farm ( a wagon ride tour that was 1.5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My children (eight and 11) and I visited and kept mostly to the welcome area and the Farm Barn (And the trail between the two). The walk from the welcome area to the farm barn is approximately 1/2 mile. Shelburne Farms offers a tractor ride that runs every 30 minutes at the 15 and 45 minute marks. Once you get... More 

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Thank winnsmash
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After paying at the entrance, stroll up to the imposing main building and take in the scenery. Hay bales in fields, sheep grazing, osprey overhead. When you arrive, wander into the farm area and meet darling animals, hold a hen, learn about farming and how much we depend on animals, their products, and the land. Walk the trails up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So I can now mark milk a cow and collect eggs from chicken coup off my list. This farm offers some real farm life opportunities for its visitors. Kids should love this place...all sorts of play areas with farm toys as well as hands on play with animals. I think it's so cool that my 3 yr old has already... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best views of lake Champlain sunset. It is a beautiful propriety, with several attractions. I had a delicius Sunday brunch with my husband there. Sweet memories of this unique place :)

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Thank MarinaMR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel to come for the Vermont Cheese and Wine Festival in July. Everything is in bloom, and the scenery is very green and picturesque.

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Thank Lisa T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most clean and amazing farm I have ever visited. They have a full day's schedule on a black board of what is going to happen on the farm. Hand and machine milking the cow, hand milking a goat, feeding baby goat with bottles, brushing a horse, picking and weighing in eggs, rounding up the chickens... They have... More 

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ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a great day with us! (and got to taste our farmhouse cheddar from the milk of our Brown Swiss Cows!) We love to hear about people enjoying this place and its programs. Just to keep everyone informed, our trails and roads are actually not open to public biking. As a working farm, inn, and... More 

Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the farm cottages and it was very nice. The grounds are well maintained and the staff is very friendly. The tour is very informative and it also offers children's programs and there are walking trails throughout the property with views of the lake and mountains.

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Thank Fay P

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