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Shelburne Museum

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Address: 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
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+1 802-985-3346
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and...

Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works.

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A day walking through a fine museum

Shelburne museum, located on Rte. 7 is a wonderful accumulation of historical and period items, spanning trains, firearms, fine art (paintings) a steamer used on Lake Champlain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim L
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Vermont

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Vermont
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelburne museum, located on Rte. 7 is a wonderful accumulation of historical and period items, spanning trains, firearms, fine art (paintings) a steamer used on Lake Champlain and much more. I would recommend a two-day venture, a lot to see and appreciate.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to the museum in many years and we happened to be in the area on a cold winter weekend and decided to see what the museum was like in the winter. The admission price reflects the off-season at $10 because many of the buildings are closed, but you can still walk around and see the steamboat, lighthouse... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend this museum, mostly because it has so much to see and there is no charge other that the general admission. The attractions include a large steamboat (Ticonderoga) that you walk all through and a locomotive with a passenger car that you can walk though. The ship and the train car were considered “luxury” in their day, which is... More 

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South Carolina
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique "village" of buildings has a vast collection of historic buildings - barns, jail, drug store/pharmacy, lighthouse, railroad station, stable, iron-smith, and even the Ticonderoga steam ship. Located along Lake Champlain. It easily is a 2 hour tour.

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Stowe, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Shelburne Museum for the Georgia OKeefe Exhibit. This coincided with the opening of their newest building specifically dedicated to the Arts. The gardens in the summer are truly beautiful, plenty of variety but the zinnias, dahlias and geraniums were outstanding. This is a great visit for kids of any age as there is so much to see... More 

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United States
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum for any company we have [out of state or downstate]. We do the whole place on those visits. Without company we go at least twice a year, for the spring lilacs, or the peony gardens... the annuual change of outdoor sculptures and of course the Pizzagalli Center. Allow an hour or more for just that... More 

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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I visited the Shelburne over Labor Day weekend. It was not at all what I was expecting from a museum. Instead of your typical building with a handfuls of exhibits mounted to walls, the Shelburne is more of a small village; 45 acres large with each building the equivalent of a museum. You enter from the parking lot through the... More 

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Massachusetts
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the best museum I have been to in the United States. We have been coming here since our son was in a stroller -- he is now 13. The best part about the museum is that it changes and grows as your family changes and grows -- so we inevitably find new fun things to do every time... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a museum about life; the way it was. Spread out over many acres, this was a terrific way to spend a day touring through period buildings, steam ferry (any kid or nautical fanatic like me will find this irresistable) black smith shop, general stores, and on and on..... Do not miss any part of this fantastic look at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very impressive place. Much larger than we'd anticipated. I believe it's spread over 45 acres. During our visit we were able to enter 4 buildings only as the others are closed for the winter months. However, the admission price reflects this as the tickets were only $10. You are able to walk the grounds on nicely maintained... More 

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