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Shelburne Museum


Activity Overview

In 1947, Electra Havemeyer Webb, an avid collector of American folk art, founded the Shelburne Museum, which currently sits on 45 acres and consists of 38 exhibition buildings filled with French impressionist and 18th to 20th century American paintings, folk art, quilts, textiles, furniture, carriages, and a broad range of artifacts dating back to the 1600's.

The grounds are made up of over twenty organically-maintained gardens that sprout hundreds of lilacs and peonies in the spring, thousands of daylilies in the summertime months, and also contain perennials, annuals, and an heirloom vegetable garden.

Things to Do

  • On a summer night, enjoy a Concert on the Green, sponsored by Ben & Jerry's.
  • Check the calendar for a list of programs that allow visitors to experience even more in-depth exploration of the Museum's exhibits and collections.
  • Climb aboard the Ticonderoga, a fully restored steamboat from the early 1900's and learn about its operation and history.

Shelburne Museum Insider Tips

  • Different Shelburne Museum buildings are open at different times of the year in the off-season, so be sure to check availability.
  • Tours are available at various times for different buildings as well, so consulting the museum calendar would be prudent.
  • A wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus is available during the season when all buildings are open.

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