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Address: Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
Phone Number: 603/632-4346
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Memorable overnight stay

Our tour guide, Joe Frazer, was extremely knowledgeable and informative on the Enfield Shakers. We also had a memorable overnight stay in the Great Stone Dwelling. The Director... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit for the entire family. Depicts a different culture and time and provides insight into history.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. We particularly appreciated that it is a self-guided walking tour, so that we could spend as much or as little time as we liked in any given location. The gift shop has a range of items in a range of prices, many of them handmade.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our tour guide, Joe Frazer, was extremely knowledgeable and informative on the Enfield Shakers. We also had a memorable overnight stay in the Great Stone Dwelling. The Director, Delores Struckhoff, was hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Our room was clean, very quiet and furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. We would encourage others who are are interested in Shaker... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Enfield Shaker Museum is worth the trip to see a shaker community and how they lived. The las 3 remaining Shaker women are at another settlement in Maine. The Shakers were hardy, very industrious business people, and inventors. The lived in a communal style all helping each other. The docents have a lot of knowledge about this group, and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I have visited five Shaker villages, four of which are restored and have docents for the visitors to those villages. The Shaker Museum in Enfield, New Hampshire is a different experience. This is a museum with more history than the restored villages. Although we love the other Shaker Villages of Pleasant Hill in KY, Sabbath Day Lake... More 

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our historical past in this country has often rated sex as something not very spiritual when taken to the extreme the believers of this viewpoint can cease to exist. Most people today (2015 ) have a healthier viewpoint and greatly value their SEXUAL experiences with those they love and care about. Marriages based on love, care and protection bring happines... More 

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Some of the buildings are gone, some are derelict, and the main one -- the Great Stone House -- is beaten up and has been stripped of almost all of its Shaker character. The tour is a bit spotty and Ill-informed. And many nearby, often private, buildings, have been transformed beyond recognition. Try the Shaker village in Hancock, Massachusetts instead.

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new england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Great Stone Dwelling is home to the Museum. The Museum displays a collection of Shaker furniture, tools, clothing, photographs and agricultural items.In summer months, visitors can explore the herb and flower gardens as well as enjoy the exhibits, special programs, concerts and guided tours The Enfield Shaker Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The shaker "compound" covers quite and area. I'm so glad that it has been preserved for posterity as there are no living Shakers left in America (or anywhere else - that I know of). I can remember when the numbered less than 60, that was when I was a young teen and then the last two sisters died off in... More 

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Long Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We love museums so decided to check this our. The lady gave us a paper for a self-guided tour. We could not go in some of the buildings but there is still plenty to see.

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