Shelburne Museum

Shelburne, VT

Where are we going?

Shelburne Museum
5555 Shelburne Rd
VT 05482

802 985 3346

What is there to do?

Art is such a great form of expression - because there is no right or wrong! Kids can just express themselves with colors, shapes, textures... (and it's fun to sometimes get messy in the process!)

Shelburne Museum is an amazingly unconventional and diverse museum that has a collection over 150,000 works that cover art and Americana.

The exhibits are set in a whopping 39 exhibition buildings, and for those history buffs you will be keen to know that 25 of those are actually historic, and were relocated to the museum grounds from their original locations. Think of the stories they have to tell! 

The collections at the Shelburne Museum cover a whole range of topics. American Paintings will take you back to the 19th century with a series of landscapes and portraits. For a step back in time the Carriages exhibit lets you get up close to over 220 horse-drawn vehicles - from sleighs, stagecoaches and wagons. All the way back from the 19th and 20th century!

From carriages to quilts, if you love those incredibly hand crafted works of art - those iconic quilts - there are over 400 from the 18th and 19th century, and together they actually create one of the largest collections in the country!

Kids will love the toys, dollhouses and dolls exhibit, which can give them an insight into the kinds of toys that kids used to play with centuries ago. We bet it's pretty different to what they're used to now!

We haven't even scratched the surface of what the Shelburne Museum has to offer! Head on down there yourself and enjoy an artistic family day out. 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8 (winter) $24 (summer)

Children: Ages 5 to 17 $5 (winter), $12 - $14 in summer

Discount: Vermont resident discounts

Free Under: 4 years


Need a little extra help?

The museum tries to make all of the exhibits accessible. There is a detailed guide at the Admissions Desk.


When can we go?

Winter hours 10am - 5pm Wed to Sunday. Check for summer.

All year round


Any top tips?

If you visit in winter there is a huge discount on the admission, and less crowds - so why not visit! It's indoors, so forget about the weather!

I’m Hungry!

The Museum Cafe is open during museum hours, and has a diverse menu just for you! There are also boxed lunches available.

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options, and bottled water in the cafe - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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