Shelburne Farms

A 1400-acre working farm settled on the shores of Lake Champlain with an inn, restaurant, walking trails, and various tours and programs, Shelburne Farms is the one-stop to make in Burlington.

Shelburne Farms, located near Burlington, Vermont is full of spectacular views and interesting programs. An education nonprofit with the mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. Dating back to the late 19th century, Eliza Osgood Webb, the youngest daughter of William H. Vanderbilt, received a sizeable inheritance upon her father’s death, and she and her husband, William Seward purchased 33 farms along Shelburne Point which would become Shelburne farms.

In 1972, fourth-generation Webb siblings formed the nonprofit Shelburne Farms. The farm became a place to showcase agriculture and to repair society’s frayed relationship with agriculture and nature. Gardens and pastures were repurposed into classrooms and the area’s first community gardens were established.

Today, this deep commitment to community, sustainability, and education is more prevalent than ever. Still a working farm producing cheese, sugar, dairy, and organic gardens, Shelburne Farms has global education programs such as the Institute for Sustainable Schools. Learners and visitors are welcome to come to the campus and connect with and learn to care for the earth.


From mid-May to mid-October, day visits are open to explore the extensive walking trails, visit the children’s farmyard animals, watch different programs like cheesemaking, and even try some of the farmstead cheddar!

Not only can you come for the day, but Shelburne Farms has an Inn right on the vast property, with 24 rooms and 5 cottages.

There is also an extensive amount of educational programs for schools, camps, and families.

Take Amtrak to Shelburne Farms

Experience Shelburne Farms via Amtrak to James M. Jeffords Station in Rutland. Don’t forget to use the Visit Vermont and Save 20% Discount

Rent a car with Enterprise and get picked-up at the train station to get your rental car! Don’t forget to use the NYTRAIN discount when making your reservation. Click here to reserve your car or call the Vermont office today at: 802-773-0855.