Wine tasting should be fun! Shelburne Vineyard's experienced Tasting Room staff will make you feel at home, whether you’re a new wine taster or a connoisseur. Taste from a selection of their current wines and keep your wine glass to add to your collection. Tour the wine making facility and learn the process of turning grapes into wine. The eco-friendly, shingle-styled winery building is a warm and welcoming destination with Vermont’s beautiful agricultural landscape as it’s backdrop.
Visit Shelburne Farms, a nonprofit education organization whose mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future. Tour the 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. One favorite spot is the dairy which supports about 110 milking cows, all purebred Brown Swiss. The milk is crafted into an artisanal cheddar on the property. The primarily pasture-based dairy defines the working landscape and is part of the campus for learning about sustainability.
Shelburne Museum is one of the region’s premier destinations for groups. Outstanding collections of art and Americana, exciting new exhibitions each year, beautiful grounds, a café with a diverse menu, and private guided tour options assure groups an enjoyable, unique experience.
Visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park – the only national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park is a living symbol of three generations of conservationist thought and practice that developed in the Vermont valley. It is also a repository for the histories of three quintessentially American families. Experience land stewardship and conservation by walking through the Park and by visiting the exhibit at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center.
Tour the Billings Farm, one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont's rural past with a Park Ranger as your guide. Get to know the farm's livestock and learn about milking, crop rotation, and feed production. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the cycles of rural life and work and the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago. Take the Docent Tour of the restored 1890 farm house, the Billings Museum. This home was the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago.
NOTE:• All tour times and lengths are approximate.• Tours are subject to change and updates.
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Enjoy the best of rural Vermont with experiences both eclectic and elegant amid rolling hills and lake and mountain views in Shelburne, Vermont. Your package includes a visit to the world-famous Shelburne Museum – known for its American and Impressionist paintings and American folk and decorative arts. Next, stroll through Shelburne Farms to walk the meadow and forest trails and visit their farming and award-winning cheese operations. This active environmental education center demonstrates Vermont’s leadership in agricultural evolution. Then, stop by the Shelburne Vineyard for a tasting of their award-winning wines, a tour of their state-of-the-art winery and a souvenir wine glass filled with memories.
Shelburne MuseumReception desk at the Museum & Gift Shop
Shelburne FarmsWelcome Center
Shelburne VineyardWelcome Center
Insider's Tip:To enjoy more of Vermont’s pleasures, plan to stay for two or three days at the charming Inn at Shelburne Farms. Be sure to ask about their House & Garden Tea Tours, too.
Shelburne Museum6000 Shelburne RoadShelburne, Vermont 05482802-985-3346shelburnemuseum.org Open Daily 10AM – 5PM Open on Wednesdays until 7PM in July and August
Shelburne Farms1611 HarborShelburne, Vermont 05482802-985-8686shelburnefarms.orgOpen Daily 9AM – 5pm
Shelburne Vineyard6308 Shelburne RoadShelburne, Vermont 05482802-985-8222shelburnevineyard.comOpen Daily 9AM – 5pm
Sheila Armstrong, PresidentUS Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council