The Shelburne Museum is made up of dozens of buildings filled with collections and architecture of a 300-year span. The buildings include houses, barns, a lighthouse, a schoolhouse, a jailhouse, a general store and many more. The museum also holds the National Historic Landmark steamboat Ticonderoga. Shelburne Museum also has an impressive 39 galleries and over 20 gardens.
Backstory and Context
Out of 38 exhibition buildings at the museum, 25 are historic and were relocated to the museum for display. Some of the buildings that are located at the museum are a general store, a blacksmith shop, a lighthouse, barns, houses, a one-room schoolhouse, and a covered bridge. All buildings are accessible to visitors.
Shelburne Museum holds over 150,00 works of art and artifacts between all of the buildings, such as American Folk Art, impressionist paintings, American paintings, quilts, textiles, and many over pieces from the 19th and 20th century. The museum also has a variety of activities set up to take you back to a different time period. Webb wanted visitors' experiences to be in a village-like setting of historic New England architecture.