Visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, the historic home of Vermont''s founder, Ethan Allen and his beautiful bride Fanny, built in 1787.
Thank You for a Great Season! While we are not offering tours again until May, we do still offer private tours for groups of at least ten, and school groups. Please check out our events calendar for our Winter Lecture Series and our Living History Schedule!
Purchases from our gift shop can still be made online here
A short drive from downtown Burlington, the Homestead offers hands-on history, spectacular scenery, and riverside picnic areas and walks.The Homestead provides a genuine slice of 18th century life, and an intimate look at Vermont's most colorful - and controversial founders.
Tour begins in our re-created colonial tavern where you will be introduced to
Vermont's history from disputes over royal charters in the 1760s through the
American Revolution and Vermont's struggle for sovereignty in the 1780s and 90s.
Inside the Allen House you will see some of the daily tasks and skills
required to survive on the colonial frontier, as well as an introduction to
Ethan's philosophical writings and land speculation activities. Experience the cramped condidtions, perform some of the menial tasks and gain a new understanding of the lives of our 18th Century counterparts.
tour, you can explore our exhibit galleries on archaeology and history, or go
walking on the trails located on-site.
check our events calendar for living history events and lectures on Vermont and
New England history!