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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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Be in good shape because it's A lot of walking. Thank God for the shuttle bus. Driver was very... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Penn Yan, New York
via mobile
A collection of collections

My husband and I spent a beautiful, fall day visiting the Museum. It is quite an unusual museum... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Polly P
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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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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6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Be in good shape because it's A lot of walking. Thank God for the shuttle bus. Driver was very nice. Gift shop was expensive and I expected better selection of t shirts. Didn't get one😟

Thank baker1576
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent a beautiful, fall day visiting the Museum. It is quite an unusual museum with collections of diverse items. One of our favorite exhibits was the hand-carved circus train. It is absolutely amazing that one man carved the immense collection. We...More

Thank Polly P
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is simply amazing. They variety of collections is awesome. Where else can you see 4 Monets, a Remington bronze and 300 foot long steam powered ferry? It's takes an entire day to do this place justice. They literally have "something for everyone". Fine art,...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We spent nearly six hours at this museum and were not bored for a second. If you enjoy historic buildings and historic items, this is a great place to visit. Most of the buildings were moved to the museum grounds from surrounding areas as a...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This museum is actually a collection of buildings (and a paddle wheeler), each with a distinct collection. The highlight is the classic art collection in a home built to replicate the NYC apartment of the collectors. I was not expecting to find that type of...More

Thank NLV-E
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the self guided tour of the museum. We spent about two hours going to many of the exhibits. It is like a village with a printshop, blacksmith, lighthouse, the ship Ticonderoga. All very authentic and docents around to give you information and answer questions....More

Thank Watsonville57
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Plan on spending a day. There is so much to see. Each building, each exhibit is unique. You could send hours just in the country store and just scratch the surface of the fascinating artifacts, products, implements, and other items from a bygone era. The...More

Thank StephenMcArthur
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I'm in town on a business trip and had spare time. This museum was recommended and I decided to go. It blew me away. The central house that contains rooms from their Park Ave apartment was amazing - Monet, Manet, Degas, Goya and so much...More

Thank Dee-Ann P
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I had been here about 30 years ago and recently visited for the second time. The day was perfect for walking outside and it was not busy, mid-week. The exhibits were very interesting and most buildings had a person who could give information and answer...More

1  Thank Susan V
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a great place, as pretty as it was informative! Every collection was more extensive than I would have expected, and the whole thing seems well thought out and layed out. I wonder if there are any glass canes or board boxes anywhere else...More

Thank Lori N
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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
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
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