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Ethan Allen Homestead

Route 127, Burlington, VT
+1 802-865-4556
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Nice National Historic park, good to walk around whether buildings are open or closed

Nice park atmosphere and good to visit whether open or closed for the season. Beautiful scenery and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Paul s
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Lynn, Massachusetts
Small but interesting

When you first arrive at the Ethan Allen Homestead by car, you enter the visitors center, which... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Bruce A
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous statesman Ethan Allen on a guided tour of his homestead at this historic site that overlooks the Winooski River and offers stunning views and walking trails.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Route 127, Burlington, VT
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice park atmosphere and good to visit whether open or closed for the season. Beautiful scenery and level walk experience.

Thank Paul s
Reviewed 31 October 2016

When you first arrive at the Ethan Allen Homestead by car, you enter the visitors center, which consists of a gift shop and a movie theater designed to look like a 1700's tavern. In the movie theater, they play a video about Ethan Allen. The...More

4  Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 25 October 2016

OK, attracted by the fabulous Fall color, but this tour was perhaps the best surprise of a ten day driving tour through Vermont and New York State. The man himself is well explained in a video before the tour - and is quite an enigma....More

2  Thank RoyVB
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have always been fascinated by Ethan Allen's larger-than-life and often bombastic personality, and so it was reassuring to find a more quiet and centered aspect of this remarkable historic figure in this unassuming home. Even the very descriptions of Allen's life that one finds...More

Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are a history buff's stop. Learn about a multifaceted American War of Independence hero. He was a character.

Thank Billwtz
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our docent was one of the members of the board of directors. Very knowledgable and full of stories to bring Ethan Allen and his era to life. I now want to read the books to learn more ... Well worth the side trip.

Thank C M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions easily and with details and stories.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wanted to see it since we were visiting in the area. Our guide was very helpful in explaining the history of the place and about the Allen Brothers. Not a must see place but worth 30 minutes or so

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

As a stranger to the area who had never heard of Ethan Allen this was a very interesting experience. The knowledgeable guide first gave us a talk about Ethan and the part he played in the history of Vermont. We were then taken to the...More

2  Thank Lipz268
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

There's not much here but the tours are engaging and there's so much history! There's a dress up area for kids and nice walking trail to the homestead. People were also friendly.

1  Thank Abigail P
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Jane D
Is this attraction handicap accessible? A member of my group is in a wheelchair with a broken ankle.
6 April 2017|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I was last at this site in 2003, but The "RoyVB" assessment above sounds accurate from my recollection. Why not call the attraction and ask?
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