We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Enfield Shaker Museum

Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
603/632-4346
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Enfield
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
12 visitor photos
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    8
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
North England
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We learnt a lot. It was very interesting, and the knowledgable staff are obviously enthusiastic about their involvement, which makes it even better to hear their comments.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

At its height in the mid-1800s, the Enfield Shaker community was home to three "families" of Shakers comprised of Brothers, Sisters, and "foster" children who lived, worked, and worshiped there. The centerpiece of this small Shaker museum is the Great Stone Dwelling House (c. 1840), the largest Shaker dwelling house ever constructed and now home to the museum and gift... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, CT
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent 2 1/2 hours with tour guide Michael learning about the Shakers of Enfield, New Hampshire. We learned about their philosophy, dedication to G-d and work, and the beauty they surrounded themselves with. We received a "private" tour and were able to ask a lot of questions and discuss the philosophical differences between the Shakers beliefs with our own... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
montreal
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is my second to a former Shaker Colony. My first was on the grounds of ALBANY INTERNATIONAL Airport that was equally nice. The visit here was very instructional because I was lucky to get a one-on-one private tour and I asked lots of questions about the place's wood structure, its organization, its many crafts, the bridge they built across... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a small Shaker museum, smaller than others such as Pleasant Hill (KY) and Hancock Shaker Village (MA). Its centerpiece is the Great Stone Dwelling, built around 1840 for the Shakers and the largest dwelling house they ever built. The tour was very informative about the lives of the Enfield Shaker community. There are a few other buildings on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
50 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Museum is located in the Great House built in the 1800's at the Shaker site. Tour will show you how they lived and explain their history and their involvement in the area. Interesting sliver of history for what seems a peculiar notion when viewed from out time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, New Hampshire
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

There are some beautiful rooms to admire here: quintessentially Shaker. The tour is definitely worth it, even if the site seems smaller than some of the other Shaker museums.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
25 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

In the low season you should call in advance since they might not be open as stated their own web site. So very disappointing...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Acushnet, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

visited during slow season and was afforded a wonderful guided tour by two very knowledgeable and interesting guides. was able to view the great stone building in its entirety, and got a unique perspective of the shakers and the architecture contained within the building. The Enfield Shaker village is smaller in size and scope than those of Hancock or Canterbury,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brownsville, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The thought and work done by the shakers and their engineering skills that showed throughout

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Enfield Shaker Museum also viewed

Been to Enfield Shaker Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Enfield Shaker Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing