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Ethan Allen Homestead

1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408-1141
+1 802-865-4556
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fascinating place, serene, atmospheric, good bookshop

loved this place. Because my hearing is bad and I can't pick up most of what a guide says, they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KeithHruza
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Stanley, Idaho
Ethan Allen Homestead

If you are interested in history, then this is a must-see in the Burlington area. The tour guides... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Kirstin A
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“history buff” (6 reviews)
“our tour guide” (12 reviews)
“small house” (3 reviews)
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1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408-1141
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved this place. Because my hearing is bad and I can't pick up most of what a guide says, they let me walk through and see the place on my own. This was faster. I bought printed matter in the bookstore to inform myself about...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are interested in history, then this is a must-see in the Burlington area. The tour guides are both knowledgeable and entertaining. Our whole family, including 8 and 10 year old boys, enjoyed the trip out to see Ethan Allen's home.

Thank Kirstin A
Reviewed 19 October 2017

There seemed to be a shortage of tour guides. Some talked at length and thus prevented other groups from assessing some rooms. I did enjoy learning bits about Ethan Allen and the house he lived in. I enjoyed seeing people in 18th century garb. Also...More

Thank suz_brown99
dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your helpful comments! This was the first time we had done the 18th Century Dinner, and many wonderful people came together to donate food and help us plan and staff it! We are pleased you enjoyed the re-enactors who also made the...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have lived in VT for 17 years, 2 of those years right around the corner from the homestead, but went today for the first time. I brought my visiting mother, who had a wonderful time. I will definitely be bringing more guests in the...More

Thank EmilyGK
dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank You so much for your visiting, and taking the time to write a wonderful review! John is a wonderful guide, and we are so lucky to have many dedicated volunteers! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Where my wife and I are staying during our visit to Burlington this year is very near the Ethan Allen Homestead. We’d visited quite a few years ago and did an extended walk and exploration and I looked forward to revisiting. One place in particular...More

Thank Adan_Lerma
dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank You for your honest and constructive review! We are an all-volunteer organization, with only one paid staff member, so we rely on community support and good feedback to improve our services. We will take your suggestions very seriously, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

One of my 2 friends, whom I went with, is a history buff, and was looking forward to spending considerable time here. She was very disappointed in that it is very small and the only original part of the house is one interior wall. That...More

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dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our site! You are correct that we are a volunteer-run organization and all of our revenue comes from private support and admissions, with no sustained state and federal support. The Allen House is on its...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

They volunteer was very knowledgeable of the history of Ethan Allen’s farm, the construction, the reconstruction, and the area. It’s in a beautiful setting not far from Burlington city center with many miles of walking trails well worth the visit

Thank Traveler9970
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had some time to kill between when I arrived and the rest of my party arrived at the Burlington, VT airport. I looked for something local to do. The Ethan Allen Homestead was only 20 minutes from the airport. This tour was one of...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited as a family, it was interesting, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The grounds are lovely, well maintained. The exhibits are unique and interesting whether you are a history buff or just looking to spend a days walking back in time.

Thank michelle g
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic day trip, even in the rain. Dan, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question asked. My 4 year old son got a little bored, my 7 and 9 year old daughters loved it!

1  Thank Dan G
dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We love what we do, and feedback makes us love it even more!

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Jane D
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I was last at this site in 2003, but The "RoyVB" assessment above sounds accurate from my recollection. Why not call the attraction and ask?
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