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Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

4.6
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Must see · 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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  • We only had a few hours and it was during covid so the farm was not doing tours. but they let us walk around and enjoy the views. And then we bought some cheese to take home. All was amazing.  more »
  • Visited the farms based on the reviews everywhere on the internet and wasn’t disappointed ! The property is huge and offers miles of trails where you can either interact with animals , watch maple...  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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