Shelburne Farms

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Shelburne Farms
Bay and Harbor Roads
Shelburne, VT 05482
Telephone: 802-985-8686
Fax: 985-8123
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Located on a beautiful bay of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms is the former estate and working farm of Dr. William Seward Webb and Eliza Vanderbilt Webb.

The farms were designed in the late 19th century by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, forester Gifford Pinchot, and architect Robert H. Robertson. Approximately 1,400 acres remain of the original 4,000. Today the farms demonstrate the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources through education programs, a children’s farmyard, program, tours of the property, and a walking trail.

You Can Stay Overnight Here.

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The house is operated as an inn and is open mid-May to mid-Oct. Annual events include tours of the fully restored Shelburne House on Mother’s Day weekend, Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Vermont Mozart Festival concerts in July and Aug, Green Mountain Draft Horse Field Day in July, and Harvest Festival and annual art show in Sept.

Contact Person: Alec Webb, President; Megan Camp, Vice-president and Program Director

Hours and Admission: Tours of the property: mid-May to mid-Oct, daily at 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. Adults $10.00, Seniors and Children (3-14) … Read the rest

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Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society

High Street, Ludlow, VT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 73
Ludlow, VT 05149

Telephone: 802-228-5050

The Black River Academy Museum was founded in 1835. In 1888 the present Richardsonian style building was built and from the Academy, Calvin Coolidge, future President of the United States, graduated in 1890. The Academy served as Ludlow’s high school until 1938. Today it serves an equally important roll preserving the academic history of the Black River Valley as well as the heritage and traditions of the people who reside here, past, present, and future. The Academy Museum is also home to the Academy’s Fiber Arts School, offering classes such as weaving, spinning, felting, and knitting.

Upon visiting the museum you will see exhibits of furniture, clothing, quilts, china and paintings in a Victorian exhibit designed by Ludlow High School students, and exhibit of Ludlow Main Street, circa 1900, also designed by Ludlow High School students; a woolen mill exhibit, an 1890 schoolroom and you can even ring the original school bell.

Contact Person: Georgia Brehm, Director

Hours and Admission: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Columbus weekend and by special appointment during winter months. Admission by donation.

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