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Canterbury Shaker Village

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Address: Canterbury, NH
Phone Number: 603-783-9511
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Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This village showcases the life of the Shakers, including their inventions...
This village showcases the life of the Shakers, including their inventions and authentic cuisine.
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Much more than a Museum!

We arrived at the Shaker Village in time for a guided tour of the property. 25 historic buildings in a beautiful setting. Very interesting discussion about the history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the Shaker Village in time for a guided tour of the property. 25 historic buildings in a beautiful setting. Very interesting discussion about the history and lifestyle of the Shaker people. Definitely a place you will not want to rush through. The weather was perfect and our Guide was very knowledgeable.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

then you'll love this place! The Shakers were remarkable, and it's highlighted here in the many buildings, tours, and materials. They were crafty, clever, hard-working people, and the restorations herein do them justice. Recommended, and not far off Interstate 93.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Village itself was closed for tours (still very cold in NH), but after visiting with the Visitors Center which was open, we decided to ride and walk about the grounds. The visitors center person gave us a lot of information about the Shakers and this property, so the self tour of the grounds was most interesting. We would certainly... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the Shaker Village. Our guided was well informed and entertaining. We all learned quite a lot. For those that find standing a lot a problem, it may be helpful to know that several places along the tour seating was available for resting. We were happy to find that there is a visitor center with... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This has always been a want-to-visit place for us and we were finally able to get there. Our guide, John, was pleasant and very informative. Our walk through the grounds and several of the buildings gave him ample opportunity to describe the history of the Shakers and the current state of villages of which this is one of a few.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I loved this shaker village. Myself and my aunt visited the Canterbury village this summer and we loved it! The guide was funny and great, the rest of the staff was friendly. The group are small so you really get to experience a different time and religion. We stayed at the walk- around museum for over 4 1/2 hours! I... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived at 10:00am we only had limited time but joined the 11:00am tour anyway. We were glad we did. Mary our guide (only on Tuesdays) really brought the village alive with her stories and knowledge. As she as friends with the last Shakers to live at the village her personal insights are unique. Mary really made our visit and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On a wet day we were shown around by Dan, a softly spoken guide who was easy to listen to and who gave us a clear, simple history of the shakers from their beginnings in Manchester, England and were then able to explore independently. We were a bit restricted because of the rain but there were plenty of buildings to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Got there at 2 PM and debated doing $17 docent-led tour at 3 PM but thought we wouldn't have sufficient time to do tour and self-guided visits. We were told that the admission was good for visits on 2 consecutive days so we viewed the Ken Burns documentary and started the self-guided portion of the visit until the guided tour... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you have any interest at all in the Shakers, or indeed in American history generally, this is a wonderful place to visit. The whole visitor experience is extremely well managed and the guide that we had was very well informed, articulate and interesting. We found the experience moving and very enriching. Very highly recommended and worth travelling for -... More 

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Address: Canterbury, NH
Phone Number: 603-783-9511
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Canterbury

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