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Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

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4.6/5 based on 750+ 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.
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  • The buildings and artifacts recreate very well the feel of Vermont country life along the Champlain Valley in the 19th century. There is also an excellent collection of American and European art. Who ...  read more »
  • We spent one and a half days at the museum [your ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days]. There is just so much to see from historic buildings to Monets to quilts to riding on a carousel. The staff an...  read more »
  • the museum has a ton of stuff. you could spend hours here! I enjoyed my visit and recommend you add this to your itinerary. 
  • 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.
  • A fantastic museum. Be aware that this is a huge outdoor museum so bring water and your walking shoes. The cafe is very nice and the food was great and not too pricey.
  • Love this place! So much to see. Knowledgeable staff. Will be going back again!
  • Epic museum with dozens of outbuildings spread over 45 bucolic acres. The incredible folk art circus in the horseshoe barn is not to be missed. Pricey, but there are discounts for VT residents.
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