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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stagecoach Inn

Ca. 1787 • Charlotte, Vermont

 

—Original Owner: Hezekiah Barnes • Moved to Museum: 1949 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Stagecoach Inn Marker
Inscription.

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

Stagecoach Inn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Stagecoach Inn and Marker
this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont House Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Toy Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .  The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & 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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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