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“A simply great way to spend a few hours.”
Review of Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We turned around to go here on our way to the Teddy Bear Factory, and we're real glad we did.

A ton of cool things to see and learn about the area from. There is everything from a Full Size Steam Ship (hauled here from Lake Champlain) a lighthouse, old period builds and folks dress as such talking about the times. A nice souvenir shop as well.

Nice friendly folks

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Very nice, so many things to see you really need an extra day to see it all. My advise if you go after a certain time which i think is like 3 pm you can go again the next day for free, Check their web site to be sure. There is a ship you can go through that is really amazing. several houses , and buildings a jail, circus display, carousel . Too many things to mention , Seriously more than you can see in a day.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

have been here several times -- it is too large to view at one visit. outstanding exhibits, easily accessible. lots of rural history, much of it exhibited in beautifully reconstructed settings. very interesting occasional special exhibits (e.g. older motorcycles; vermont made guns) in addition to the wide range of permanent exhibits. one of my favorite museums.

Thank Arthur S
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This fun museum has many buildings and displays spread out over acres. It is varied and ecclectic- circus memorabilia, a forge, a real lighthouse, a real steamship, an art gallery, and old buggies and wagons are just some of the items that make up this collection. One day is probably not enough.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We highly recommend the Shelburne Museum. We live just a few miles away and have a year round family membership. We have probably visited 100 times in the the last 15 years. There are rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits: 1950s toys (easy bake oven, slinky, etc.), Steam punk, VW bugs, et al. This year they had a snowmobile collection tracing back to its roots - so one could travel in the snow. They have a permanent carousel - feel free to ride as much as you like (we have)! Plus they have some amazing "high end" art - Cassat, Degas, Manet, Monet, etc. Once you enter the 45 acre grounds, you're free to walk around (or your kids can run around) without a care.
Though the museum is not free, our family pass makes it easy on the wallet and we feel it is well worth the admission. Best to come on a day without rain, though they do have covered trams for rainy days or for those with difficulty walking. Enjoy!

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