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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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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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Worth to see it, this place is really beautiful

Be prepared to the weather, so layers! Perfect place for a huge dog walking tour, you have to keep your pop on the leash but it is worth it. You will be tired after your walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to the weather, so layers! Perfect place for a huge dog walking tour, you have to keep your pop on the leash but it is worth it. You will be tired after your walk. Beautiful huge open space, you can walk and admire the country side and the lake side!

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the farm and toured the Grand House. As we entered, people that were staying in the Lodge were seated in front of the fire with books and lap rugs. Our group was so jealous. It looked so relaxing. We went out to the beautiful English Formal Gardens that are right on the lake. It was gorgeous with all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn so we saw the Farm. It's fun for kids or if you're just really into farms. If you are in the area it would be a pleasant few hours.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great place to relax, take in the sights and sounds of nature and appreciate the beauty of this working farm. There are miles of walking trails through pastures and woods leading down to Lake Champlain. We visited in the second week of October and the colors of the leaves were stunning both in the woods and across the many vistas... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

the farm is on a fair amount of property but they do offer guided tours for an added charge. a nice little visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We visited Shelburne Farms last weekend when the trees in the area were nearing peak color. Oh my was it gorgeous. There's lots to do here for families with kids (and for adults who enjoy the outdoors and animals). The kids barn area has all the animals you would expect to find -- goats, chickens, sheep, pigs, cows -- and... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful places to see animals,a working farm , walk and run around and get wonderful bread from o bread . Also Shelburne Museum next door is a fantastic place,with the last steamship to cross Lake Champlain available for exploring .

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Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Watching the animals in their environment was fun. We had the possibility to buy food for lunch there and beverages before heading to the lake! There's also an authentic bakery selling breads and pastries. A beautiful site for people who like outdoors and nature.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We were disappointed in this place. It is probably better for children. The buildings are quite impressive and they have this beautiful inn situated on the edge of the lake but the buildings are quite spread out and demonstrations only go on at certain times of the day so you might miss all of them.

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

Hi there, We're sorry your visit didn't measure up to expectations. Our education programs and campus definitely shine brighter with a longer visit so you can catch more, enjoy the walking trails, or perhaps take a property tour. But we need to work harder so that every experience here is exceptional. Thanks for keeping us on our toes. -- Holly More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Beautiful location right on lake. The grounds are a working dairy farm and they make their own cheese on site. The property was the Webb estate and the buildings are gorgeous. Plenty of walking trails or take a ride in a wagon towed by tractor. Art show in the carriage house when we were there.

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