National Historic Landmark, 1400-acre
working farm and nonprofit environmental education center, the
Shelburne-based Shelburne Farms is a Vermont treasure. Shelburne
Farms was created in 1886 by William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt
Webb as a model agricultural estate. In 1972 it became an educational
nonprofit, and today it features a 125 cow dairy, 400 acres
of sustainable managed woodlands, a children's farmyard, inn,
restaurant and more. They also sponsor a wide range of education
programs for students, families and others.
Shelburne Farms is open year round from 10-4, with guided tours
available May through October. General admission to the grounds
are $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/3-14 year olds and under 3 free
(Shelburne residents and members also get in for free). Be sure
to check out their Website
for tour information, an online product catalog, calendar of
events and much more. Shelburne Farms can be reached at 802-985-8686.