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Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

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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. Make Shelburne Museum a centerpiece of your Shelburne vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shelburne vacation website .
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  • We were here when our kids were young and came back again this fall, 20 plus years later. Spent the afternoon wandering and it was not nearly enough time. Electra Webb loved to collect. The NY apartme...  more »
  • My husband a I love this type of Museum. This is like a granddaddy one. We Seniors took two days to explore as much as we could of the offerings here and were childlike in surprise and wonder. Going f...  more »
  • 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 diver...  more »
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  • This is an absolutely fabulous museum, it's so much more than what we think of as a 'museum'. So many different buildings and histories to explore as well as changing art exhibitions. You could easily spend days there and indeed most tickets are good for 2 days! There are a couple of places to eat which is nice and gives you options. One of them is 'Skinny Pancake' which has a good range. There's also a nice gift shop.
  • A great place to visit! Lots of fun and exciting things to see. It's not as big as it seems and is easy to walk around. Probably more carriages than any one person needs to see in a lifetime. Ticonderoga was great. Definitely worth a visit.
  • The concert venue is great, and the museum offers a wide range of attractions, including many kid friendly exhibits. The Ticonderoga is a great sight, and allows you to walk all over the ship and even into the engine room.
  • A very eclectic experience awaits you at the Shelburne museum. I really enjoyed walking and viewing a unique collection of buildings and contents. Included are rotating exhibits from the outside like a collection of outer space themed toys from the early 20th century to to modern times. And a very good exhibit of Steampunk clothing and objects.
  • A wonderful place for kids and adults alike. I enjoyed taking photos of the many interesting things here.
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