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Ethan Allen Homestead

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Address: Route 127, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: +1 802-865-4556
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
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Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous...

Learn about life in the 1780s and the interesting career of famous statesman Ethan Allen on a guided tour of his homestead at this historic site that overlooks the Winooski River and offers stunning views and walking trails.

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Small but interesting

When you first arrive at the Ethan Allen Homestead by car, you enter the visitors center, which consists of a gift shop and a movie theater designed to look like a 1700's tavern... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Bruce A
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park atmosphere and good to visit whether open or closed for the season. Beautiful scenery and level walk experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

When you first arrive at the Ethan Allen Homestead by car, you enter the visitors center, which consists of a gift shop and a movie theater designed to look like a 1700's tavern. In the movie theater, they play a video about Ethan Allen. The video is kind of hokey (the video is set in the early 1800's, with characters... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

OK, attracted by the fabulous Fall color, but this tour was perhaps the best surprise of a ten day driving tour through Vermont and New York State. The man himself is well explained in a video before the tour - and is quite an enigma. I would wager that most people fail to pre-undertand that Vermont was NOT an original... More 

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CAMDEN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have always been fascinated by Ethan Allen's larger-than-life and often bombastic personality, and so it was reassuring to find a more quiet and centered aspect of this remarkable historic figure in this unassuming home. Even the very descriptions of Allen's life that one finds in Vermont Travel Guides make one want to learn more about legend whose heroic statue... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are a history buff's stop. Learn about a multifaceted American War of Independence hero. He was a character.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Our docent was one of the members of the board of directors. Very knowledgable and full of stories to bring Ethan Allen and his era to life. I now want to read the books to learn more ... Well worth the side trip.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions easily and with details and stories.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wanted to see it since we were visiting in the area. Our guide was very helpful in explaining the history of the place and about the Allen Brothers. Not a must see place but worth 30 minutes or so

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

As a stranger to the area who had never heard of Ethan Allen this was a very interesting experience. The knowledgeable guide first gave us a talk about Ethan and the part he played in the history of Vermont. We were then taken to the small homestead which he lived in briefly with his family and servants - 10 people... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There's not much here but the tours are engaging and there's so much history! There's a dress up area for kids and nice walking trail to the homestead. People were also friendly.

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