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.


  • Oct

    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 how fresh milk is turned into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with the...

  • Oct

    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

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 6:30am - 6:30pmAdult Program

    Turn spectacular farm subjects into equally spectacular photos. Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you throughout the day both technically and creatively, so that you can get the...

  • Oct

    Birds Take Flight - A Benefit Celebration for Outreach For Earth Stewardship

    Saturday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Doors open at 3:30 pmFamily Program, Special Event, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Join Outreach for Earth Stewardship for an evening of celebration of all things Avian! The second annual Birds Take Flight Benefit will be held at Shelburne Farms in the historic Coach...

  • Oct

    Natives, Slaves Settlers, and Visitors. Panel Discussion with "Of Land & Local"

    Sunday, 2 pmAdult Program

    A multilayered panel and community conversation on stories of this place and its peoples that are often contradictory and incommensurate for different people living in Vermont.  This...

  • Oct

    20 Years of Keeping Track with Sue Morse

    Thursday, 6-8PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Celebrate 20 years of conservation success as Keeping Track’s Sue Morse comes to the Shelburne Farms to premiere “Nuts About Mast,” her fascinating slide presentation about...

  • Nov

    Hawks, Owls, & Falcons!

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMYouth Program, Adult Program

    Hawks, owls, and falcon are all birds found right here on the farm. Join us for this opportunity to meet live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting.  Learn about each of their unique...

  • May
    24 to 26

    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
    27 to 29

    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...