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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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  • What a great place for a good walk with lots of interesting buildings and art and exhibits and collections to see. Well worth it even on a rainy day. 
    What a great place for a good walk with lots of interesting buildings and art and exhibits and collections to see. Well worth it even on a rainy day.  more »
  • We visited on a rainy day and it was the perfect destination! The staff is very helpful, knowledgeable and eager to explain the history and significance of many of the exhibits. The expansive... 
    We visited on a rainy day and it was the perfect destination! The staff is very helpful, knowledgeable and eager to explain the history and significance of many of the exhibits. The expansive...  more »
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  • This was a very interesting experience that exceeded my expectation. I was shocked when I saw the entrance fee online, but when I entered the museum I understood why: the number of exhibits is really impressive and shows live 70-120 years ago. While this is not a long time ago, it is impressive. Great for an afternoon with kids but you should have time to really enjoy it. Should be done when the weather is nice but not too hot.
  • Awesome spot to see all the local history! Can't wait to go back in the summer and really see all the sights in there better, but it was really cool to see it all lit up with the Christmas lights and displays they had in there this time of year! Very nice presentation with friendly and helpful staff too!

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