Shelburne Museum Welcomes College Students Back with Free Admission on Saturdays in September 


Contact: Kristen Levesque
(207) 329-3090

SHELBURNE, Vt. (August 15, 2023)— Shelburne Museum extends a warm welcome to college students as they return to school with free admission on Saturdays throughout the month of September. Kicking it off Student Saturdays on Labor Day weekend (Saturday, September 2), the museum will offer a unique opportunity for students to engage with art, culture, and community. Whether reuniting with friends or exploring local heritage, students are invited to enjoy some fun while learning about the museum’s collections. 

Present a valid college ID at the entrance, and college students can explore for free the museum’s captivating 45-acre campus, which features an impressive ensemble of 39 buildings and 22 beautifully manicured gardens. As the preeminent art and history museum in Northern New England, Shelburne Museum boasts a diverse collection of more than 100,000 objects that showcase the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

A short 10-minute drive south of Burlington, the museum is also conveniently located along the Green Mountain Transit line #6.

For further information, including museum hours, exhibit details, and directions, please visit,

Image credit: Students from the University of Vermont enjoy a visit to Shelburne Museum during Student Saturdays in September posing for a whimsical photo in the big chair outside Owl Cottage. Image courtesy Shelburne Museum. 

About Shelburne Museum

Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more.  For more information, please visit