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 .
Shelburne Museum Reviews
This place was compared once to a Smithsonian of Vermont. 39 exhibition buildings! We spent here just a day, certainly not enough. So much to see and most of it all super interesting. Folk art and qui... more »
We were on a tour, so our time was limited to only twoor three hours. There was too much to see, so you had to make choices. It was great to have golf carts/trams to get you around, but could have com... more »
Absolutely incredible place for history loving people. An awesome round barn, real steamship, and so many carriages and antique stuff it took us 2 days to get through it and I am sure we didn’t see it all. Definitely get the 2 day pass!
At first I was surprised at the regular admission cost of $25, $23 for seniors. But then I found out there were at least 39 exhibition buildings to check out. PLUS the ticket is also good for a second consecutive day!!! The round barn was filled with old sleighs and carriages. Several buildings held magnificent artworks, including Monet's, Degas' and Manet's. The steamship, Ticonderoga, was FABULOUS!!! An old schoolhouse, and church, stores and homes, a covered bridge, lighthouse, carousel, train and train station, etc... I just couldn't make it through it all in one day! There is a cafe on grounds for food. A shuttle comes around to various stops periodically if you want it or need it. Most of the buildings are handicap-accessible. Magnificent grounds and set up. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. It's a gem of a museum for young and old alike near Burlington that I HIGHLY recommend!
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