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Shelburne Farms

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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
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+1 802-985-8686
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Wonderful tour

A great working farm. A former Vanderbilt home - do the house tour it is beautiful. The kids will love this place. I never sampled so much cheddar cheese in my life and loved it... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
Kevin G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

A great working farm. A former Vanderbilt home - do the house tour it is beautiful. The kids will love this place. I never sampled so much cheddar cheese in my life and loved it all. Great tour guide Nancy so funny and smart. Thanks guys.

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

You are sooo welcome!! Thanks for visiting! -- Holly More 

Hudson, NY
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87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

One of our favorite stops in VT is at the Shelburne Farms store. We love their cheese and specialty gifts. Next up we'll tour the barns and watch cheese making in process. Great fun and a beautiful drive on Harbor Rd.

1 Thank cschaff
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a place to spend at least a day, and to bring the kids. If only all today's kids could experience this place! And they have an Inn on the grounds, which is open to the public! The inn and gardens are incredible, the history of the place is fascinating, and what they do in terms of developing methods... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review Peggy. We are SO HAPPY to hear that you left feeling more optimistic... Let's keep that good energy going! And work towards that sustainable future. Thanks again for your kind words. We appreciate them. -- Holly More 

Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Best bet is to get a reservation for dinner and arrive early for a walk around the property with sun set cocktails on the lawn overlooking Lake Champlain. A beautiful property, unspoiled and reserved in time.

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Attended the cheese festival here in July 2016. A really fun day, but lots and lots of people for the size area they had set up. Nice folks, good cheese and bread. Beautiful location!

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is not your typical farm. It is spacious and beautiful. Everything is well cared for and everyone very friendly. You can milk a cow and love a piglet. There is also a stunning inn and amazing restaurant . Something for everyone.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were only here for an hour but you can easily explore this beautiful farm for a whole day. To go into the farm you need to pay 8$ a person which gives you access to all the grounds and a raid on a John Deere tractor. Great area to learn about what goes on a farm and how are... More 

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Cold Spring, New York
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

We began our tour at the home which is now a high class B&B located on a beautiful spot on Lake Champlain. We then took a guided tour of the farm including the beautiful, old barm which I just learned was destroyed by fire earlier this week--a real tragedy for the farm and surrounding area. Make time to stop and... More 

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

Thanks for your review! Just wanted to clarify that the barn we lost to a lightning strike and subsequent fire was the Old Dairy Barn. While it was a magnificent barn, it was open to the public only through a weekly historic barns tour. The barn you toured was the Farm Barn, the center for our education programs and for... More 

Camillus, New York
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21 reviews
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had limited time when visiting friends in VT. There is a small fee to visit, if you are not a resident (If you're a resident, how awesome!) but it's worth it. You can walk/run on so many trails/roads and there are beautiful lake views. There is also a tractor/wagon ride that you can take that brings you back to... More 

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St. Augustine, FL
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Our friends who live in Burlington took us here for a brunch while we were visiting with them. They could not have made a better choice for a Sunday brunch! We felt like some celebrities in a movie set......the rooms inside are so elegant, so it was a hard choice where to sit. Since it was a lovely day, we... More 

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