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Address: Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
Phone Number: 603/632-4346
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A Historical Look Back At Shaker Life

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 63 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 39 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 47 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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malibu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A five plus story stone building dominating a campus in a very rural setting very intriguing, made all very explainable by an engaging and well informed guide. Definitely worth a detour and tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a wonderful surprise. We were fortunate in having the director of the facility as our guide and so were able to pepper him with questions. I knew little about this religious "sect" but left full of both knowledge and admiration. The built in drawers and huge walk-in cupboards were marvellous. The history chart in the school is really interesting... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Shaker Museum is a very nice museum--I wish we'd had more time to spend there. You should allow at least a couple of hours to make sure you see everything. They start with a nice film that provides good background and history. Educational stop--wish we could have stayed longer.

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Additional Information about Enfield Shaker Museum

Address: Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
Phone Number: 603/632-4346
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Enfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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