Check out Shelburne Farms in Vermont.
Bay and Harbor Roads
Shelburne, VT 05482
Web Address: www.shelburnefarms.org
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.
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) $9.00, under 3 free (tour price includes Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard admission). Walking Trails: daily, year-round 10 am- 4pm, weather conditions permitting, Children’s Farmyard: daily mid-May through mid-Oct 10am – 4pm. Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard admission: Adults $5, Seniors and Children 3-14 $4, under 3 free. Tea tours of the Inn at Shelburne Farms mid-June through mid-October, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 pm $15, advance reservations suggested. Welcome Center and Farm Store open daily. year-round, 10am – 5pm.
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