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Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

4.6
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Historic Site · Educational Site
Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms remains a great place to spend some quality family time in the countryside, petting goats and rabbits, watching cheddar cheese being made, and learning about sustainable living. This nonprofit organization is set on a historic working farm that dates back to 1886, and represents an excellent example of a Gilded Age "ornamental farm." Enjoy more than 16 km (10 mi) of walking trails, take the tour of lush garden followed by afternoon tea and cookies, or ride on an open-air truck-pulled wagon through the historic landscape. Children will love the opportunity to collect eggs or milk cows by hand. Make Shelburne Farms a centerpiece of your Shelburne vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shelburne road trip app.
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  • My family and I enjoyed Shelburne Farms so much we went here on consecutive days. It is basically a huge estate and working farm with a Gilded Age mansion on it. There are walking trails and animals.....  more »
  • Overflow parking exists for RVers and large-sized vehicles. ADA and non-ADA portable bathrooms are available. If you are planning to purchase food or other retail items, cash and credit are accepted.....  more »
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  • Shelburne Farms is magical. First of all, it's pretty cheap to get in. It's less than $10 per person to spend an entire day here. Once you get your ticket, you can walk to the farm or get transported by a tractor. Since the property is HUGE, I'd wait to be transported. Once you're at the massive historic farm that looks more like a castle, you'll be entertained for hours. They have chickens, rabbits, cows, donkeys, horses, sheep...so many animals that you can pet. They have programming throughout the day. Our daughter loved the chicken egg hunting! There's a farm-to-table food truck there every day serving burgers, sandwiches, etc. In the back of the property is the inn, which is beautiful. There's a general store at the entrance/exit that sells jams, honey, and cheese. THE CHEESE! It is AMAZING! Eat all the free samples plus more.
  • Very friendly staff, an amazing place for young kids. Lots of animals - sheep, chickens, turkey, rabbit and few more. We saw cow milking, which was a new experience. Cheese factory tour was knowledge

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