The Shelburne Museum & Shelburne farms are located less than a two-hour drive from Inn Victoria, rated the Most Romantic Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Chester, Vermont. While traveling the scenic back roads of Vermont this fall, why not enjoy a ride in the higher elevations of the dairy country along Rte 7, North to Shelburne.
Shelburne Museum will be on your left. You can’t miss it, unless of course you enjoyed a bit too much wine at the multiple wineries along the way. This is one of the most fascinating museums I’ve ever been to because of its size and comprehensive collections that will suit everyone in your party. Although my favorite venues were the gun and duck decoy collections, Penny’s favorites were the quilt collection (which in and of itself is huge). Penny also seemed content to enjoy her stay in the jail cell until the local constable said he needed a volunteer to stay locked up for the night.
One can easily invest an entire
day touring building after building filled with all sorts of Vermont life artifacts of yesteryear; including a large steam operated paddle boat for passengers crossing Lake Champlain, a massive round barn, and so much more. Don’t allow the day to get away from you without visiting the Shelburne Farms, a national historic site, 1,400 acres of working farm, an environmental education center, a children’s farmyard, and much more.
Penny & Dan Cote