Programs For Adults

Harvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles programHarvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles program The farm offers adult programs throughout the year, exploring topics in farming, natural resources, historic preservation and more. You'll find current listings below.

The PLACE Program, offered in partnership with UVM, is a year-long exploration of the history, culture, and ecology of your Vermont community. Details at link.

Pre-registration required for all programs.


 

  • Apr
    18 to 19

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pmAdult Program

    Learn the basics of draft horses, and how to harness and ground drive, while focusing on safety working around these large animals.  (Horses provided!)  On Sunday, get in a cart or wagon,...

  • May
    2

    Lenses on the Land at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30pm - 9:30pmAdult Program

      Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs. The Inn will be yours to explore and photograph before it opens for the season. You'll also travel out to photograph...

  • May
    9

    International Migratory Bird Day

    Saturday, 7 AM - 1 PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    A morning bird walk for birders of all ages at 7 AM (ages 10+). Children's activities and visits with OFES live birds (10 AM - 1 PM).  Environment for the Americas...

  • May
    12

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    13

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • May
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    19

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    19 to 21

    Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

    Tuesday to Thursday, 8 AM Tuesday - 4 pm ThursdayAdult Program

    Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program.  Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom...

  • May
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    21

    Morning Bird Walk

    Thursday, 7 am - 9 amAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.

  • May
    22 to 24

    Bedrock to Birds: Exploring the natural history of the Shelburne landscape at spring migration

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 pm - Sunday 1:30 pmAdult Program

    Celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. With birds as your focus, explore the natural history of the landscape: investigate connections between bedrock, soils, plant distribution, animal...

  • May
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • May
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    1 to 5

    Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop in partnership with the Shelburne Craft School

    Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmAdult Program

    Join watercolor artist Joel Popadics for five days of painting, learning, and being inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Shelburne Farms. You'll stay on...

  • Jun
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    4 to 6

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Thursday to Saturday, Thursday, June 4, 4-7 PM; Friday, June 5, 8:30 AM-7 PM; Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM-5 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health, wellness and...

  • Jun
    5

    Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 7 am - 9 amAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.

  • Jun
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    10

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Jun
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    12 to 14

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Friday to Sunday, Friday, 2 - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pmAdult Program

      Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it...

  • Jun
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jun
    26

    Edible Forest Gardens and Commercial Food Forestry, an Evening with Eric Toensmeier

    Friday, 6-8 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Edible forest gardens are edible ecosystems that mimic the structure and function of natural forests, while producing food and other useful products. Trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and fungi work...

  • Jun
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    15

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Jul
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Jul
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    8

    Shore Explore

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pmAdult Program

    Wade along some of the Farm's two miles of shoreline with naturalist Walter Poleman and Marshall Webb.  Learn the geological story of the Champlain Valley (and why white lines run through its...

  • Aug
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    12

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • Aug
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    20

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Aug
    27

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    22

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    29

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...