45 acres, 39 buildings, 22 gardens, over 100,000 items in the collection. A 220-ton land-locked steamboat, a nearly 100-year-old functioning carousel, a lighthouse, locomotive, blacksmith shop, stellar special exhibitions, paintings by Impressionist masters and important American artists like Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses. Founded in 1947 by pioneering folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture.
Shelburne Museum is closed on various holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Easter. We close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve Day.