“Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley”
Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages. Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) was a pioneering collector of American folk art and founded Shelburne Museum in 1947. The daughter of H.O. and Louisine Havemeyer, important collectors of European and Asian art, she exercised an independent eye and passion for art, artifacts, and architecture celebrating a distinctly American aesthetic. When creating the Museum she took the imaginative step of collecting 18th- and 19th-century buildings from New England and New York in which to display the Museum’s holdings, relocating 20 historic structures to Shelburne. These include houses, barns, a meeting house, a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a general store, a covered bridge, and the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga.
This place is a gem! What a variety of interesting things to look at and explore. Great for all ages. The ticket is good for two days which is necessary if you want to see it all.
Very unique place, I went there on a time crunch and didn't realise how many buildings they're are. There's a huge boat which I wish I took pictures of to post on here, totally worth going too!
This place is a great interactive museum to learn about the history of the area and of by gone eras. Wonderful things to look at and explore with your family.
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The Shelburne Museum
- Thu: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sun - Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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