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Ethan Allen Homestead

1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408-1141
+1 802-865-4556
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Worth a visit, bring bug spray

The Ethan Allen Homestead is interesting and informative, with a terrific bunch of dedicated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HMac_2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hidden Gem

The staff of volunteers and the Director are here out of a labor of love. The historical charm is... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
3Needs
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Burlington, Vermont
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408-1141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ethan Allen Homestead is interesting and informative, with a terrific bunch of dedicated volunteer guides and demonstrators. We hope to go back for a walk on the trails, but only with bug spray - the mosquitoes are vicious! Don’t miss the short movie for...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The staff of volunteers and the Director are here out of a labor of love. The historical charm is matched by the location with ample easy walking trails along the Winooski river.

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dponeil, Manager at Ethan Allen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank You for the kind words, We really do view it as a labor of love! It is so nice when it is appreciated!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Susan L
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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Tom J
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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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