Shelburne Museum is delighted to welcome visitors back to the Museum this season. Here’s a message from Director Thomas Denenberg. In order to assure the most enjoyable visit possible, we ask visitors to note the following updates to our visitor and safety protocols.

Health and Safety

Please help us maintain a healthy and safe environment for all our visitors and staff by observing the following guidelines, based on the current recommendations from the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health.

  • Masks are mandatory. Visitors age 2 and up and all staff must wear masks while outdoors on the grounds and inside buildings. Masks will be available at the Admissions desk for those who require them.

  • Please help us by maintaining six feet or more of social distancing and postponing your visit if you are feeling unwell in any way.

  • Restrooms are available at select locations throughout the grounds and access will be restricted to single use.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at multiple locations throughout the grounds.

Admission and Ticketing

Dates and Hours
Thursday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Advance Ticketing Required. Before arriving at the Museum, please make sure to reserve a timed ticket online. Advance tickets are required for ALL visitors, including members.  

Two time periods. 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm

Because tickets are limited each day, we ask you to please arrive on time with your ticket, either printed out on paper or available on your smartphone, to ensure a prompt check-in.


From July 30 through September 6, admission is FREE for ALL visitors.

September 10 through Sunday, October 11, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-17 and free for children under 5. Admission for Museum members will remain free.


VT Certificate of Compliance

In compliance with provisions of Vermont Executive Order 1-20, as amended, pertaining to out of state travel and quarantine obligations, Shelburne Museum requires all guests over age 18 to complete the Certificate of Compliance prior to entry onto the Museum grounds.

Things to Do

Access amazing art – three exhibitions buildings and a special grounds exhibition will be open and available. View the 2020 Campus Map.

  • Please note that each indoor gallery has capacity limits.
    • Outdoor exhibition by sculptor Peter Kirkiles, Peter Kirkiles: At Scale

Beautiful gardens and grounds for walking

Areas for relaxation and contemplation – enjoy Mindful Moments on the grounds

Opportunities for outdoor, creative activity for children of all ages with Webby – a story walk, imaginative play, scavenger hunts, and more


  • Food and drink: Our café is closed. Visitors are welcome to pack in (and pack out) picnics, snacks, and water to enjoy on the grounds. Water and snacks will also be available for sale at a vending machine near the Museum entrance.


  • Transportation: Grounds transportation will be available, but limited; visitors needing assistance should alert a Museum staff member and we will do our best to provide assistance.

General Information

Strollers are welcome on the Museum grounds, but are not permitted in Creature Comfort: Animals in the House or in Webb Gallery of American Art. Please speak with a staff member for assistance in parking your stroller safely during your visit.

Photography and video (for personal use only) are welcome outdoors and in Museum galleries. Special exhibitions may prohibit photography and video, and some may limit the use of flash photography. Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted for indoor use.

Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus. Service animals are welcome on the grounds.

Shelburne Museum is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Museum grounds.

The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure a secure venue for all, the possession of firearms, fireworks, explosives, incendiary devices, knives, or weapons of any kind is prohibited at Shelburne Museum’s property.

Contact Us

We are doing our best to make sure that all our visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience at the Museum. For more information on our latest online and in-person events and activities, check our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.  If you have any questions, please contact us or call our Information Desk at 802-985-3346 between 10am-4pm, Thursdays through Sundays. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!