Northern Vermont Sights

Shelburne Farms

  • 1611 Harbor Rd. Map It
  • Shelburne
  • Educational Institution
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in the 1880s as a private estate for two very rich New Yorkers, this 1,400-acre farm is much more than an exquisite landscape: it's an educational and cultural resource center with a working dairy farm, an award-winning cheese producer, an organic market garden, and a bakery whose aroma of fresh bread and pastries is an olfactory treat. It's a brilliant place for parents to expose their kids to the dignity of farm work and the joys of compassionate animal husbandry—indeed, children and adults alike will get a kick out of hunting for eggs in the oversize coop and milking a cow. Frederick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York's Central Park, designed the magnificent grounds overlooking Lake Champlain. If you fall in love with the scenery, arrange a romantic dinner at the lakefront mansion or spend the night.

Sight Information


1611 Harbor Rd., west of U.S. 7, Shelburne, Vermont, 05482, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Visitor center mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 9–5:30; mid-Oct.–mid-May, daily 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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