What a wonderful, heart-warming concept and a fun tour – started a teddy bear collection today! Keep up the great work – it’s refreshing to see such a commitment to quality and such a fun and friendly workplace.
- Christina C. Quebec, Canada
The best teddy bear retail shop anywhere on the Earth!
- Bus Tours Magazine
The tour guides offer up lots of teddy bear history, lore and puns as you watch the toy makers cut, sew and stuff the adorable bears. One of our favorite places to play in Vermont. If you’re in the neighborhood, give them a try!
- Boston Magazine’s New England Travel
We are located approximately only 10 miles South of Downtown Burlington, VT and only about ½ a mile South of Shelburne Museum.
Please schedule your group with us ahead of time.
Give us a call today at 802-985-3001 ext. 1700
Vermont Teddy Bear Co. welcomes groups for factory tours and shopping.
Conveniently located in the Green Mountains, about 8 miles South of Burlington and just South of the Shelburne Museum, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. factory creates an array of bears destined to make visitors of all ages smile.
An energetic team of Bear Ambassadors leads tours through the bears’ birthplace. On the fun, clever, and educational tour, groups learn how teddy bears are put together from start to finish as they see the creative process in action. In addition, the tour guide explains Modular Manufacturing, discusses the evolution of Vermont Teddy Bear company, and highlights the Beargram service. “I loved getting to see how the bears are made, the whole process, and actually watching people at work,” exclaimed Debbie D. of Prince Edward Island. The company has recently updated the tour route with additional sewing modules, improved the Bear Hospital, and added more visuals to enhance the tour experience.
Group tours are available year round, 7 days a week, with the exception of a few holidays. Visitors should arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled tour time.
All of the bears are guaranteed for life — tour-goers can see the Bear Hospital, a full-service clinic that every Vermont Teddy Bear can visit for free if they’re ever in need of a little TLBC — tender loving bear care.
After the tour has wrapped up, groups can spend time browsing the architecturally designed gift shop. Here, hundreds of bears are dressed to represent every hobby, profession, or special occasion imaginable. Among the gift shop attractions is the Make-A-Friend-For-Life® area, where visitors — both young and not so young — can create their own bear.
The Vermont Teddy Bear attraction can accommodate any sized bus group. Plan on a quick stop of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including the tour and shopping. In the summer and fall, the tour costs $3 per person. Tours of the factory run throughout the day. Tour organizers should arrange visits as soon as plans allow.
with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company are always pleasant. They always go out of their way to help accommodate our groups. Our tour groups love the tour and the staff is always very helpful and friendly. We will definitely continue to use them in the future,” says Adrienne
W. of Yankee Trails World Travel.
Vermont Teddy Bear offers a quick and convenient stop and will provide an exciting destination for any type of group visiting Vermont.
Vermont Teddy Bear
6655 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3001, ext. 1700