• Shelburne Museum's Round Barn is a unique gallery space and one of 25 historic buildings relocated to the grounds. The rare barn was built in 1901 after a Shaker design and moved to the museum in 1985-86 where it was reconstructed.
  • Shelburne Museum's Round Barn is a unique gallery space and one of 25 historic buildings relocated to the grounds. The rare barn was built in 1901 after a Shaker design and moved to the museum in 1985-86 where it was reconstructed.

Round Barn

The Round Barn serves as a unique gallery space for special exhibitions.

The rare 80-foot-diameter Round Barn – one of only two dozen built in the state – was constructed in East Passumpsic, Vermont in 1901. Round barns, designed for economy of labor, were first built by Massachusetts Shakers in 1826 and re-introduced by a national farm magazine in 1896.

The Round Barn was moved to the Museum in 1985-86. The 9,000-pound upper segment of the silo was flown across the state by helicopter, while the remainder was dismantled and moved on flatbed trucks.

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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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