Shelburne Farms

Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Farms was established in 1886 when Dr William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb began acquiring farmland around Lake Champlain to create a model agriculture estate. Frederick Law Olmsted created designs for the landscaping of the farm, and renowned architect Robert H Robertson designed four major buildings on the property: The Farm Barn, Breeding Barn, Coach Barn, and Shelburne House. By the early 1900's, the Webb's 3,800 acre farm had become a grand family estate as well as a grand and successful experiment in agriculture. However by the 1910's, the farming operations had begun to subside, and for the next five decades the family would struggle with how to reinvent this farm for another era of life in America.

In 1972, Shelburne Farms began that next. . . Show More >

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