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Vermont Top Ten List • Shelburne Museum #1

The most magnificent property in Vermont—this New England village-like setting of historic buildings and landscapes hosts a world-class collection of over 100,000 American artifacts. Often referred to as “New England’s Smithsonian”, it comprises the finest collection of American art, history and design in the United States. The art collection includes Rembrandt, Degas, Monet, Manet and Cassatt. The “Round Barn and foundational stonework is alone worth the visit! The Museum Opens May 15, 2022.

Shelburne Museum Website is Outstanding

See our Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington Day Trip Itinerary 

 


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The Shelburne Museum • Inside the Circus Building

Our favorite place to visit in Vermont is the Shelburne Museum, and it’s less than two hours from Pond Mountain Inn. The Shelburne Museum 2022 season begins on May 15. We frequently write about the Shelburne Museum—just spend ten minutes on their website and see why it’s our favorite place in Vermont!!

Inside the Circus Building • Shelburne Museum

Look closely… The Kirk Bros. Circus is a masterpiece of American folk art. This 3,500-piece maliciously hand carved circus was originally conceived as a toy for the maker’s four children stretching over 40 years to complete (1910-1956). The entire three-ring circus is complete with a mesh and canvas tent and electric lights. The photo only captures a portion of the entire circus—you’ll be spellbound when you see this fanciful diorama for the first time!

The Circus Building where the Kirk Bros. Circus is displayed is a guest favorite, and ours too! The horseshoe shaped building was designed to showcase the hand-carved miniature Arnold Circus Parade stretching nearly 518 feet—it’s an endless parade that captures the imagination. The collection also includes 500 circus posters from the 1830s -1960s and antique wooden carousel horses from the same period. They even have a working vintage carousel in front of the building! Simply Magnificent!

Here’s The Shelburne Museum Website

See Our Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington Day Trip Itinerary

Photo courtesy of Shelburne Museum

 


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Vermont Day Trips From Pond Mountain Inn – Vergennes Shelburne and Burlington

Pond Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast Day Trip – Vergennes Shelburne and Burlington Itinerary

Shelburne Museum’s eighty-foot-diameter Round Barn is one of only two dozen built in Vermont. An unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art and design. Visitors will experience the pleasure of discovery and exploration that includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres. “Like nothing you have ever experienced!”

Vergennes is the oldest and smallest city; centrally located between Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and the City of Burlington. Visit the local shops before heading to the Maritime Museum.

Burlington perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene retains its status by “Travel + Leisure as America’s #1 College Town”.

Get the complete list of the places you can visit on this day trip visit Here.

We have all seven day trip itineraries to choose from Here