Just 10 minutes south of Burlington, Shelburne Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Vermont. Shelburne Museum is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and a foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. 

The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum. Among the most beloved attractions on the campus are the Shaker design Round Barn, a General Store, a carousel, and the 220-foot sidewheel steamboat Ticonderoga. Visitors enjoy strolling the beautifully landscaped grounds with 22 gardens. The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education features changing exhibitions and Webb Gallery features important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more.


Closed – Explore Winter Lights this winter season!


Visiting the Museum FAQ


When is the Museum open?

Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2-October 17, 2021


Are advanced tickets required?

No. Preregistration is not required. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum at Admissions.

  • Adult General admission $25; In State Adult $15
  • Youth 13-17 $14
  • Children 5-12 $12; In State Children/Youth $8
  • Family Pass (2 adults and accompanying children) $65
  • Under 5 – free
  • Members always free!


What are your COVID safety precautions?


  • Limited building capacities for every building
  • Frequent cleaning of buildings and surfaces
  • Improved air filtration in buildings where applicable
  • Mask requirement for all staff and visitors in buildings and on the carousel; mask wearing encouraged at all times on the Museum grounds.

What buildings will be open?

All buildings will be open with the exception of the following: 

  • Apothecary Shop
  • Hat & Fragrance Textile Gallery
  • Lighthouse
  • Owl Cottage Family Activity Center
  • Stagecoach Inn
  • Weaving Shop 

Conservation work is being conducted in several of the buildings – Apothecary, Hat & Fragrance, Stagecoach Inn, and Weaving Shop. Lighthouse and Owl Cottage are closed out of an abundance of public health caution.

Shelburne Museum Campus Map


Is the Carousel open?


Free – we anticipate being able to offer rides to visitors approximately once every 15 minutes. All riders will be required to wear face masks. We will ensure social distancing between riding groups when loading and wipe down surfaces between rides. Hand sanitizer will be available for use before and after riding the carousel.


What special exhibitions are open?


Will there be programs on the grounds?

We will have enhanced signage exploring the early founding years of the Museum, family friendly activity suggestions in our Walk with Webby signage, Mindful Moments signage to encourage relaxation and reflection, and a Story Walk station located near the Vergennes Schoolhouse.

Will there be food available?

Yes: our Weathervane Café will be open for window service only, with snack and grab and go options available. The café will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-3pm. Outdoor seating will be provided. Beverages will also be available for purchase on the Museum Store porch.

Weathervane Café Menu


Are restrooms available?

Yes: Museum Store, Café restrooms, PCAE restrooms, Pleissner lactation suite – single stall, Stagecoach Inn, Railroad Station 

Is transportation available?

Our shuttle service will be available (8-seater)


Will the store be open?

Yes: The Museum Store at Diamond Barn will be open for shopping with limited capacity allowed in the building.


FAQ Guide 


The Museum strives to make its exhibitions and programs accessible to all visitors. Our grounds and many of our buildings, including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, are barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible. However, some historic structures have only limited accessibility. Our detailed accessibility guide will help you plan for your visit and is available here for you to print or download to your mobile device (copies are also available at the admissions desk in the Museum Store). If you have questions, please call 802-985-3346 or e-mail info@shelburnemuseum.org.

From June 2 through October 17, a wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus provides transportation throughout the Museum campus. Please consult the Museum map for shuttle stop locations.

Accessibility Guide