Even though it was technically closed for the season (no admission charged 😀), we managed a good walk on the grounds of Shelburne Farms yesterday.
This is a charitable education organization, with a campus that is a 1400 acre working farm, forest and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont.
This magnificent farm barn houses, among other things, the cheesemaking facility, offices …
And a bakery, which was open! (Yes, we bought one of those warm from the oven loaves) … and … through these doors…
A school!! A kindergarten to Grade 8 school!
Imagine being a kid who gets to go to school IN A BARN!! Or his teacher! I think that would be my dream teaching job.
This farm barn is just magnificent!
Just past the barn, the trail took us through the woods. We went past a sugar shack – the doors shut – all ready and waiting for the late winter maple sugaring season.
A little further along, we came across the Coach House.
Here, the door was open, inviting us in to view an interesting art exhibition.
Then it was on to the Inn. It appears that the main house of the original estate is now the Inn and Restsurant. It was closed for the season, but tempting for another time.
I might have to come back again sometime. In season.
Linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors