Know Before You Go
The museum is seven miles south of Burlington on Route 7. Parking is free, and it's open most days except for major holidays. Being set up like a village, you may prefer a sunny day as it takes a while to get from one exhibit to another outdoors.
Allow time for the gun collection, horse carriages, and assorted tools of the early industrial era at the museum. Arrive early if you plan to take in the whole village. The Shelburne could be one of the most educational places you'll ever visit that isn't all housed under one roof.