Ca. 1787 • Charlotte, Vermont
—Original Owner: Hezekiah Barnes • Moved to Museum: 1949 —
Hezekiah Barnes, a U.S. militia captain turned road surveyor, strategically located his inn and trading post in Charlotte on opposite sides of the main stage route from Montreal. Built in the Georgian style, the exterior of the inn features symmetrically spaced windows flanking a central door with sidelights, and a broad wrap-around porch. The interior contains a second-story ballroom and ten fireplaces.
The Stagecoach Inn showcases the Museum's collection of American folk art, including weathervanes, trade signs, tobacconist's figures, ship carvings, and folk art paintings.
A special exhibition of highlights and masterworks from the Museum's decoy collection features works by some of America's most noteworthy carvers.
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
Location. 44° 22.643′ N, 73° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutton House (within shouting distance of
Also see . . . The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.