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Enfield Shaker Museum

Rte. 4A, Enfield, NH
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Enfield
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
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Alexandria, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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22 reviews 22 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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Hartford, CT
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

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
64 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 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

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New York City, New York
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216 reviews 216 reviews
52 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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.

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