Explore and discover art, history, and the natural beauty of Vermont at Shelburne Museum, an unconventional and utterly delightful destination in the Champlain Valley. Folk art, Impressionist paintings, circus collections, and even a steamboat—it’s all here on our beautifully landscaped campus of historic buildings and galleries, each one filled with fascinating collections.

Museum Hours

Spring/Summer Season: May 1 – October 31
Open every day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Full campus access

Fall Season: November 1 – December 30
Open every day 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open buildings:
  • Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (PCAE)
  • Round Barn
  • Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building
  • Webb Gallery
  • Dorset House
  • Museum Store
Winter Season: January 2 – April 30
Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open buildings:
  • Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (PCAE)
  • Webb Gallery
  • Museum Store
Shelburne Museum is closed on various holidays, including New Year’s Eve Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve Day. View a map of the Museum campus.

May 1 – October 31*
Tickets are good for two (2) consecutive days.
Adult: $25
Senior / AAA Member: $23
Youth (ages 13-17): $14
Child (ages 5-12): $12
Under 5: FREE
College Student (ages 18-100): $15

VT Resident (w/license): $15
VT Child (ages 5-17): $8

Family Day Pass (2 Adults & Children): $65

Active Military: FREE

*Discounts – May through October only. Discounts cannot be combined.

Reduced admission for Vermont residents provided thanks to a generous donation by Lois McClure.

November 1 – April 30
Adult: $10
Youth (ages 5-17): $5
Child (ages under 5): free

Active Military: FREE

Admission is always free for Shelburne Museum members. Click here to join today.

Museum Store

Begin and end your Shelburne Museum visit with a stop in our store, featuring unique and gifts for all ages and every budget. Toys and circus-themed novelties will delight young visitors, and souvenirs inspired by the Museum’s collections will provide a lasting memory of your visit. The store also offers a wide selection of books on American arts, crafts, and material culture. Selected Shelburne Museum titles are available for order online.

May 1 – October 31
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

November 1 – April 30
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Toy Trunk at Diamond Barn

You’ll find gifts, games, goodies, and more at this cozy spot next to Owl Cottage. With an expanded selection of toys, books, novelties, treats, and snacks, The Toy Trunk is a welcoming spot for children of all ages!

May 1 – October 31
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


A visit to the Museum is always made sweeter with a ride on our beloved Carousel! Carousel rides are $1/each, or 6 for $5, for general visitors. Museum members and school groups may ride the Carousel free of charge. Proceeds help support the ongoing care and maintenance of this treasured–and fun!–piece of history.

May 1 – October 31
(weather permitting)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Weathervane Cafe

Break for lunch—or a tasty snack—during your visit. Inspired by Shelburne Museum’s prodigious collection of folk art gems, The Weathervane Café is a bright, cheery spot to refresh and refuel for more exploration. Featuring salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. Try a Vermont favorite—an ice-cold creemee! View the food and beverage options at The Weathervane Café Menu 2019.

May 1 – October 31
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

General Information

For comprehensive accessibility information, please visit Exhibit Building Accessibility 2020.

For answers to general questions, please consult the comprehensive FAQs 2019. In summer 2017, Shelburne Museum received an adaptive stroller that will allow families with special needs to enjoy their visits with greater mobility from Kayla’s Directory, an organization that offers a comprehensive listing of resources and services for children with special needs in Vermont.

Parking is free in the Shelburne Museum lot. Buses welcome.

Strollers are welcome on the Museum grounds, but they are not permitted in some buildings. Information can be found on visitor map.

Photography and video (for personal use only) are welcome outdoors and in most Museum buildings. Some exhibits 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.

Weapons: The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure a safe venue for all, the possession of firearms, fireworks, explosives, incendiary devices, knives, or weapons of any kind is prohibited at Shelburne Museum’s property and facilities, except those carried by law enforcement officers who are on duty. All Shelburne Museum visitors and their belongings, such as bags or purses, are subject to search and enforcement, and anyone found in violation will be asked to secure the weapon inside their vehicle or at home or leave the property immediately. No ticket returns, refunds or exchanges will be made for people found in violation of Shelburne Museum’s weapons ban.