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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

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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

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The Shelburne Museum Vermont Is Filled with American History

Your trip to Shelburne, Vermont takes you past the Shelburne Museum, which should not be missed! Words are inadequate to describe this place – filled with American history, art
and design that includes 39 unique structures on 45 acres.

Joel Barber & The Modern Decoy is on display until  Jan. 12, 2020. This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). Featuring more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection.

See more exciting things to do while your there with Pond Mountain Inn’s  Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington • Day Trip: Itinerary