Established in 1947, the Shelburne Museum is comprised of a collection of 20 historic structures from the 18th and 19th centuries. The structures are set to resemble a quaint New England village and include a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a covered bridge and even the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga, among others. Inside, the Shelburne Museum includes over 150,000 pieces of work with a focus on Impressionist paintings, European and Asian art, folk art, quilts, decorative furniture and American paintings.
A portion of the Shelburne Museum highlights include:
Folk art collection – Includes 1,400 wildfowl decoys and miniature animal carvings. Be sure not to miss the Circus Collection, where you may review over 600 historic posters, letters and other pieces of memorabilia from P.T. Barnum.
American prints – Located at the church, there are over 3,200 American prints, paintings, drawings and graphics that depict early American life. Included here is a collection of Impressionist paintings – the only such that are on display in Vermont.
Horse-drawn vehicles – With over 225 such vehicles, the Shelburne Museum has one of the most extensive collections of horse-drawn vehicles in the United States. Additionally, craftspeople staff working exhibits outlining the daily life and process for woodworking, blacksmithing, printing, spinning and more.
- Shelburne Museum Hours
- May 2013- October 28
- Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm*
- *Thursdays from mid-June – mid August: 10am-7:30pm
- Sunday: Noon – 5pm*
- *May 13, September 16 and October 28: 10am-5pm
- Adults: $24
- Youth (13-17 years old): $14
- Children (5-12 years old): $12
- Vermont Residents Adults/Child (5-17 years old): $14/$7
- Transportation: The Shelburne Museum is located approximately 9 miles from our Burlington hotel
- Please expect a 15-20 minute drive
- Shelburne Museum: 6000 Shelburne Road,10 Shelburne, VT 05482
- Parking is complimentary at the museum entrance
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