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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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  • A long story but briefly, Electra Havemeyer Webb, a very rich lady, wanted to create a museum of Americana on a grand scale, and she had the wherewithal to do it. She found museum-quality examples... 
    A long story but briefly, Electra Havemeyer Webb, a very rich lady, wanted to create a museum of Americana on a grand scale, and she had the wherewithal to do it. She found museum-quality examples...  more »
  • This is an incredible venue. It seemed a little pricey but actually was a great value. The old buildings are incredible and house many artifacts you won't see anywhere else. The grounds are... 
    This is an incredible venue. It seemed a little pricey but actually was a great value. The old buildings are incredible and house many artifacts you won't see anywhere else. The grounds are...  more »
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  • We visited here while on vacation. It was such an incredible experience. We had a group of eight, including two kids. We all had an amazing time wandering the grounds and exploring the exhibits. We were only there for a few hours, so we did not even get close to seeing everything. This is definitely on our list to return to when we go back to Vermont.
  • My son and I had a blast. So much to see and explore. Something for everyone. It was extremely helpful to have the golf cart around, we where a little tired from all the walking. Make sure you have good shoes on. All the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. One staff member searched highland low for a index of all the books kept in the den located in the apartment house. I was very impressed with them having a collection of Hemingway books.

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