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The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum


Activity Overview

Built in 1787, the historic home of Ethan Allen, considered Vermont's founder, is a short drive from downtown Burlington and offers visitors the chance to step back in time and experience 18th-century life.

A guided tour of the home starts in the refurbished colonial tavern and covers the history of the state of Vermont from the 1760s, when disputes were made over royal charters, through to the American revolution and Ethan Allen's controversial negotiations in the 1780s and 90s regarding Vermont potentially become a separate British province.

The interior of the house shows the visitor the daily routine needed for survival in colonial times. One can mimic some of the household tasks in an effort to understand more deeply the life of a colonial-era family.

Things to Do

  • Explore further the home's exhibit galleries which contain facts about archaeology and history.
  • Walk along the trails surrounding the home and appreciate the scenery.
  • Check the calendar for lectures and living history events focused on Vermont and other areas of New England.

Ethan Allen Homestead Insider Tips

  • The home is open from May to October.
  • The last tour for the day leaves at 3:30 p.m.
  • Admission Price is $8, $4 for children ages 3-6, and free for children under 3.
  • Vermont residents and seniors pay $6.

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