Trip Planner:   USA  /  Vermont  /  Shelburne  /  Museums  /  Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
An open-air museum, Shelburne Museum houses more than 150,000 works depicting historic New England life. The Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, furniture, 17th- to 20th-century artifacts, and American paintings are housed in 38 exhibition buildings arranged to mimic historic New England architecture. Twenty-five of these buildings are historic and were relocated here for the museum. Three separate tours are offered daily and included in the price of admission. Learn about Colonial Revival, the history and mechanics of 1906 steamboat, or American art on the tour of your choice. Because the depth and scope of the museum is so huge, your ticket is good for two days. Put Shelburne Museum into our Shelburne family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full Shelburne itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Shelburne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shelburne by other users

4 days in Vermont BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Vermont BY A USER FROM ICELAND April, kids, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Shelburne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Vermont BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States & Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The black and white rock and roll photography exhibit was extraordinary, but other than that, at the time of year that we visited there wasn't that much to see. It's a very nice museum, but the Americ...  more »
  • Enjoyed this temporary photo exhibit of rock and roll icons from the 50s through the 80s. Disappointed that the Beach Boys were not included.  more »
  • A lighthouse, a big Steamboat, a bridge, multiple colonial houses that were moved here piece by piece, and a fabulous collection of the most Authentic American Art are just part of the things you will...  more »
Google
  • What is not to enjoy here? If you love art...check. If you love historic architecture...check. If you love a gorgeous setting...check. And if you love a store full of interesting items for young, mature, quirky and not...checkmate!
  • This is the best museum for early Americana I've ever visited. We were there from the moment they opened until they closed, and couldn't see it all. It was so much more than we'd hoped for. Unfortunately, we only had one day to see it, and missed one or two of the buildings. Looking forward to our next visit.
  • To take in this museum completely might take a full day, but you could probably see a lot in 3 hours. And you will need to walk fast since the exhibits are spread out like many small towns in Vermont. The well-preserved riverboat alone was worth the hefty price of admission. But add to that an old private rail car, an amazingly well-stocked pharmacy, and a huge collection of horse-drawn carriages, not to mention that admission is good for two days, and you have a great activity for young and old alike.
  • A nice place for family tour. There are places for little kids to play.Many buildings there are very beautiful and impressive. The ticket price is quite fair. Maybe we didn't visit very long, there are not many extraordinary things to visit.
  • Had a great time, at first wasn't real sure, boy once we started exploring it was well worth the time. Recommend highly