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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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What a pleasant surprise. Truly a gem.

I drove by on my way into Burlington and was intrigued enough to do some research. At first I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles S
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Orlando, Florida
Didn't think I'd enjoy this. Nice surprise.

My wife has always wanted to go to this museum so we coupled with a trip to Quebec City. I'm not a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob R
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High Point, North Carolina
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Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two days” (121 reviews)
“folk art” (66 reviews)
“covered bridge” (60 reviews)
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6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
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+1 802-985-3346
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove by on my way into Burlington and was intrigued enough to do some research. At first I was skeptical about a museum showcasing one of the worlds wealthiest hoarder's stuff. I'm joking of course, but this place is legit. I figured I spend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife has always wanted to go to this museum so we coupled with a trip to Quebec City. I'm not a huge museum fan but enjoyed this one a great deal. As you visit the various buildings throughout the acreage the staff in each...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to learn about all things Americana. We spent about five hours there and could easily have spent two or three days. One of the most unusual exhibits was the Ticondoroga, a paddlewheeler that transported people, goods and even livestock all...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

kMy wife and I were on vacation in Vermont recently, and toured this museum with our family. It has something for everybody - from children to seniors. Magnificent one-of-a-kind collections of things like dolls, Vermont made antique muskets, a genuine Lake Champlain riverboat that can...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The founder of the Shelburne Museum, Electra Havemeyer Webb, grew up in New York surrounded by an ever-growing collection of European and Asian art. Her parents, Henry and Louisine Havemeyer, were avid collectors and their home on Park avenue was filled with treasures. By the...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This site is reminiscent to the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown NY. We were in the area visiting family and stopped by. It was preseason($10 per person admission) as only 3 buildings were open. Toured those and walked the grounds. Season opens May 1st., (admission then...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

As a Museum Shelburne Museum left me a bit confused and at a loss. I am a student of Americana, History, and all around How did we get here? Shelburne left me wanting to know what is the purpose. There is a lot of things...More

1  Thank Austin J
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

During our trip to Burlington we caught a local bus to Shelburne which took about 20minutes and cost only $1.25! It was worth the trip as we were both very impressed with the museum and spent between 2-3 hours exploring there. As we went in...More

2  Thank Ashleigh W
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We were surprised at the size and scope of the museum. It's comprised of buildings and artifacts which come from all over VT and not just Shelburne. They rotate exhibits in a newer building and the other historical buildings on site are well maintained. They're...More

2  Thank Smithvegas50
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Added attractions now with the newly built Pizzagalli Education Center and their traveling exhibits (which stay a few months)....recent ones have included one on "Dessert Art" and now "Puppetry".....coming soon "Gardens".

2  Thank shelleyrichardson29
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Tessaanddennis
18 November 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October and the entire museum was open. This is a museum with many buildings (large barns, a passenger boat once used on the lake, replica stores and houses based on actual buildings/blue prints, etc. That... More
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Bonnie B
25 September 2017|
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Response from Whenareweleaving1012 | Reviewed this property |
It depends. It's a sprawling place, so you may be frustrated by how much time you'll miss with only two hours,however it's one of the best open air museums that I've been to and a number of the buildings closest to the... More
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Judy C
26 June 2016|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
They have a shuttle, a large covered vehicle that runs a regular circuit around the property so you can get to each of the areas without excessive walking. I would bring a water bottle if it is warm. You can stay at any of... More
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