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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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Needs 3 Hours or More

Can't rush through this museum. Many buildings. There is a shuttle route but most people walk from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raleigh, North Carolina
Day at the Museum

Shelburne Museum is a great family outing. The circus parade is amazing. The children were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn B
Port Hope Simpson, Canada
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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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“folk art” (71 reviews)
“fine art” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346

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Reviewed yesterday

Can't rush through this museum. Many buildings. There is a shuttle route but most people walk from building to building. This all takes time so give it 3 hours or more. Visit round Shaker barn and the Ticonderoga ship while you are still fresh. If...More

Thank 09Raleigh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shelburne Museum is a great family outing. The circus parade is amazing. The children were enamored by the wood carved animals and the wooden carousel. The adults had a nostalgic look at what the circus was in the past as Barnum and Bailey close their...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative lots to look at tram ride was narrated telling all about the different building and where they came from in Vermont the ship in the middle showed the life on the lake

Thank Don H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've grown up visiting the museum and I still learn something every time I visit. Took a friend there yesterday and spent a couple of hours exploring. Admission is good for two consecutive days and you could spend two days there. There are year round...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a born and raised Vermonter down in the country. When i was in elementary school our classes would always come up multiple times during the spring. As a child you think it is cool, the boat is fun, and the merry go round...More

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is made up of different buildings spread out over a beautiful, scenic piece of property. Since it is a big area, the tickets are for two consecutive days. There is also a trolley cart that can pick you up and bring you to...More

Thank Cathy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shelburne Museum is fantastic. There is a ton of New England history on this property as well as some fabulous pieces of fine art. We a little tour of some of the buildings which was neat. My favorite was the variety unit. There is...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a total surprise. It reminded us of a combination of Williamsburg and House on the Rock. The period homes and the random collections of historical items. There was everything from art galleries, a light house, the steam boat Ticonderoga and so much more.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a delightful ferry boat crossing from Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT., we made our way the short distance to Shelburne, expecting to have plenty of daylight viewing at the museum. To our chagrin, we were greeted with the information that the museum would be...More

1  Thank trippintomnellen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a beautiful June day. Purchased ticket is good for two consecutive days. Museum located on Aprox 45 acres, but a shuttle runs around the loop every 15/20 minutes. A lot of history in different buildings. A carousel ride for those interested. Our...More

Thank Sonya C
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Judy C
I am going as part of a group of relatives. I love museums and historical recreations,but am somewhat challenged for walking great distances. Are there places to sit and rest throughout the park? Are there water fountains, or should I bring bottled water which makes for extra weight? Thanks!
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
Are there rules about picnicking before the concerts?
15 June 2016|
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Response from BrownTrout13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but they are very easy going so just give them a call. Make sure you differentiate between the Farm and the Museum as they are two distinct organizations.
Do you have wheel chairs for those who cannot walk easily?
9 June 2016|
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Response from kathymc123 | Reviewed this property |
Much of the museum is in separate buildings so if you require assistance you should call the museum and ask if they have wheelchairs and how much of the museum is accessible via wheelchair