Facing Southwest - View of Shelburne Waterfront
Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront is the epicenter of activities in the town, including three museums, several eateries and the Whirligig & Weathervane Festival, Shelburne Founders’ Days and Wit, Wind & Whimsy: Art on the waterfront. Yacht races and the weekly Albacore sailboat races every Thursday evening during the summer brighten the beautiful harbour. The neighborhood also boasts the one of the largest number of Loyalist-era wooden-built homes in the country. It has been the backdrop for a number of motion pictures, including “A” The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick and more recently, The Book of Negroes. You will also find the Shelburne County Museum Complex, which includes the Shelburne County Museum, the Ross Thompson House, the Dory Shop, and the Barrel Factory to name but a few.