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Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346
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Eclectic and Eccentric

During a winter visit just 5 or 39 buildings on 45 acres were open. We toured the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
North Adams, Massachusetts
Fantastic museum

Shelburne Museum is all about the real american life in the past in an extremely comprehensive way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Goes, The Netherlands
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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” (77 reviews)
“two days” (119 reviews)
“covered bridge” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-6009
+1 802-985-3346

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed 11 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

Thank clickaway54
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Good for both seniors and children just something for everyone. This is our 3rd time visiting and enjoy it every time. I will say that after the 1st of Nov. over half is closed only 5 exhibits open that is why the price is reduced...More

Thank travelers201168
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had no trouble finding this driving down from Montreal and we arrived shortly after they opened. The day goes by too quickly so plan your time at each site. We initially took the tram around the grounds to get an overview and then we...More

1  Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stopped in with intent of seeing the Wild Spaces, Hunting and Fishing in America Art Exhibit, and perhaps a little more. The exhibit was fascinating and we learned a lot. Upon exiting the exhibit we decided to walk the grounds as well. Glad we did....More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a wonderful museum on a large area of land that is a beautiful park. The exhibits are so extensive it is hard to describe. The staff members at each exhibit are friendly, helpful and passionate about their work and representing the founders of...More

Thank marygoodwin4954
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Four of us went here on the recommendation of several friends. It was so interesting. One definitely needs a two day ticket to absorb it all at a nice pace. The grounds are lovely, the map serves as a nice guide, and everyone who works...More

Thank Marilyn H
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17 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
24 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
25 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