Fodor's Expert Review Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

Burlington History Museum

When Vermont hero Ethan Allen retired from his Revolutionary activities, he purchased 350 acres along the Winooski River and built this modest cabin in 1787. The original structure is a real slice of 18th-century life, including such frontier hallmarks as saw-cut boards and an open hearth for cooking. The kitchen garden resembles the one the Allens would have had. There's also a visitor center and miles of biking and hiking trails. In warmer months, climb Ethan Allen Tower at the south end of neighboring Ethan Allen Park for stupendous views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.

Don't forget mosquito repellent.

History Museum

Quick Facts

1 Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, Vermont  05408, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15, Closed Nov.–Apr.

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