Shelburne Museum

Shelburne MuseumShelburne, Vermont: Located in Vermont's scenic Lake Champlain valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation's finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages. Shelburne's decorative arts are among the finest in America and include a broad range of objects from Europe and America, most of them made in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are exhibited in galleries and historic houses. The American furniture collection ranges from superb painted pieces, such as the early 18th-century Massachusetts-made Harvard chest, to an elegant suite of furniture made by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1892.