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Shelburne Farms

#2 of 16 things to do in Shelburne Features Animals
1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Must see historical beauty

Shelburne Farms is both rich in history, beautiful landscaping, and boasts active farms with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy W
S. Burlington, Vermont
Beautiful and Educational

This place was amazing from the time we entered the farm. Cows and sheep in the fields and a barn... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Troy, Ohio
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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)
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese making” (61 reviews)
“the barn” (44 reviews)
“farm animals” (39 reviews)
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1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shelburne Farms is both rich in history, beautiful landscaping, and boasts active farms with educational programs. Visitors can walk the many paths to take in the landscape originally created by Frederick Law Olmstead who also is credited with designing NYCs Central Park. There are also...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was amazing from the time we entered the farm. Cows and sheep in the fields and a barn so beautiful. We had a lesson in cheese making and samples to taste. A drive to the house and the view of Lake Champlain made...More

Thank sha2839
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relaxed venue that my husband, 20-something son, and I decided to explore. We had no idea that cheddering was a verb (there is a specific cheddaring process that dates back hundreds of years that was shipped only to the king of England!)....More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here once and plan on going back. This place reminds me of the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. It's like traveling back in time when homesteads were grand and surrounded by lush landscapes. So many trails to hike, gorgeous views everywhere. The visitor center/gift...More

Thank LiLotravels
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi LiLotravels, Sorry we couldn't get the weather to quite cooperate on your visit! : ) But we're so happy to hear you took advantage of our walking trails regardless. Thanks for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you when you come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vermont idyllic - location perfect and food truck local? Here you go . We walked the property and ate local estate grown fare from their food truck. Could not be better. Take a knapsack and leave at least 2 hours to walk. Farm friendly -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour. This property is amazing. It has so much history. The landscape is spectacular. The inn is just gorgeous.

Thank Nedelka M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Shelburne Farms before the buildings were open. The gift shop had maps for walking so we took off for an amazing walk. My sister kept saying that she felt like we had stepped into a landscape painting. The views of the mountains, lake...More

Thank Carol P
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carol, We're so happy you were able to enjoy our walking trails. They're such a beautiful way to see our historic landscape and educational campus. We hope you make it back sometime in our summer/fall season! -- Holly

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the barns and trails and animals when staying at the Inn but lots of people just came for the day. Buy the cloth wrapped cheese at the shop and ask for the story of how it's made!

Thank B F H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the visit on a beautiful day. The staff was friendly and informative. You take a short tracker ride over to the farm and then they have activities like milking a cow and collecting eggs. They also have short walking paths with some spectacular...More

Thank SarCarm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shelburne farms was a great stop on our trip through Vermont. The staff was friendly, helpful, and made it a lot of fun. We saw a lot of different farm animals and helped with cleaned. We also indulged in some of their amazing cheeses and...More

Thank kylewond
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a great visit. Hope you make it back sometime. Thanks for the kind words. -- Holly

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Nothing I loved the place. Thought the estate was beautiful
9 September 2016|
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Response from Pokysmom | Reviewed this property |
What you may have meant to say is that you have nothing negative to say. I couldn't agree more. My only regret was not staying for lunch.
Ismael O
i want to spent only w days in vermont.i don't know which part to go. just have fun. and i plan to go in the first month of september
3 August 2016|
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Response from LAW6281 | Reviewed this property |
The area around Lake Champlain and Montpelier offer a lot to do and experience. Quaint towns & wonderful rustic farm experiences at old Vanderbilt and Rockefeller estates.
I want to visit the last week of October. What types of things would be available then? Thanks!
1 April 2016|
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Response from ShelFarm | Property representative |
The Inn at Shelburne Farms closes for the season on October 16, 2016 this year, as do our property tours, and Children's Farmyard. Our walking trails and Welcome Center are open year round, however, and it's likely that... More