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Enfield Shaker Museum

Address: Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
Phone Number: 603/632-4346
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Enfield
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I took the guided tour and learned a lot of interesting facts about the Shakers and how they lived. The guide was very informed and the furnishing and equipment are original. They have different models of equipment as they updated things over the years.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Kate at the Enfield Shaker Museum was a very understanding and patient tour guide for a couple of people both fascinated with the Shaker way of living and their beliefs, but also very naive. Her in-depth knowledge of the Enfield community, the building design and construction and their crafts and industry gave us a practical glimpse into an innovative and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to Enfield early this month (July 2014). It was a complete waste of time. We've been to Canterbury (excellent) and Hancock in Massachusetts. Looked forward to Enfield - but it was awful. Person in museum shop didn't know anything - only one building to tour - no place to eat - very small shop and very few items... More 

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North England
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152 reviews 152 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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