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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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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really liked this museum when we visited it with my husband and children. There is some beautiful art work inside of it and many historical artifacts. The sleighs and horse drawn wagons on display are amazing! There are so many things included in this museum: a ship, a lighthouse, a carousel. It’s an impressive collection which takes you back... More 

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Lake George, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We used to visit the Shelburne Museum quite a bit when I was younger, but it's a been awhile. We were pretty disappointed to find out after driving almost two hours that only 4 exhibits were opened, none of which were appropriate for children. They had a nice kids activity, but after two hours in the car, the kids were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Huge space but no dog allowed to enter even if buildings are closed....... There is an entry fee. It seems interesting from the outside but I didn't have a chance to discover it.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A beautiful stroll through Americana-- buildings, gardens, collections, art work. A dream come true, something for everyone, even a ride on a carousel. Relly impressed by the are collections and easy access to their viewing. Ate lunch at the cafe, equally enjoyable.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This museum was founded by Electra Havermeyer Webb, who grew up in New York, where her parents, Henry and Louisine Havemeyer, were collectors of European and Asian art. By the age of nineteen, she resolved to follow in their footsteps but instead envisioned a collection that would celebrate the arts of America. The fascinating part of this museum is that... More 

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