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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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Huge site to explore, lots of exhibits and fantastic views of Vermont!

During our trip to Burlington we caught a local bus to Shelburne which took about 20minutes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashleigh W
via mobile
Great collection of VT

We were surprised at the size and scope of the museum. It's comprised of buildings and artifacts... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Smithvegas50
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Smithfield, Virginia
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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” (120 reviews)
“folk art” (66 reviews)
“covered bridge” (60 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
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+1 802-985-3346

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ashleigh W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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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".

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We were here when our kids were young and came back again this fall, 20 plus years later. Spent the afternoon wandering and it was not nearly enough time. Electra Webb loved to collect. The NY apartment and the artworks are unbelievable with Cassatt, Degas,...More

1  Thank jon l
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband a I love this type of Museum. This is like a granddaddy one. We Seniors took two days to explore as much as we could of the offerings here and were childlike in surprise and wonder. Going from one exhibit to the next...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

During a winter visit just 5 or 39 buildings on 45 acres were open. We toured the grounds and passed historic structures. It made us vow to return in season to get the full sense of the museum's diverse and quirky collection of some 150,000...More

Thank Gonzology
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Shelburne Museum is all about the real american life in the past in an extremely comprehensive way AND in such a quality. You will be asthonished to what has been put together from different times and places from all over America. And then there are...More

Thank simon499
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

A great museum with some very interesting collections. Imagine being able to walk around a huge ferry boat! Loved the impressionist art in the Havermeyer home and even enjoyed seeing an exhibit on fowl decoys!

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We picked a beautiful fall Saturday to visit with our daughter and grand-daughter, who live in the area. I could have spent an hour in the gift shop alone. There are lots of good items at not to bad prices. Then we hit the dessert...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I would describe this museum as unique and top class. Unfortunately, I did not have nearly enough time to appreciate it all, but our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really love the old buildings here and the history behind them, and particularly the...More

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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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