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Shaker Heritage Society

25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1004
+1 518-456-7890
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A historical settlement with a winter craft sale

This is a historic settlement from the late 1800's into the 20th century. Most of the important... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
Dennis P
Hidden Gem

The exhibit is one room that details the start of the Shaker Movement in America and continues... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
takingiteasy2014
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Syracuse, New York
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Site of the first Shaker community. Located adjacent to Albany International Airport, the historic site features nine Shaker buildings, an herb garden, apple orchard and cemetery where Shaker founder, Ann Lee is buried. The 1848 Shaker Meeting House contains a small museum and gift shop. Hiking trails are available at the adjacent Ann Lee Pond Wildlife Preserve.
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25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1004
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is a historic settlement from the late 1800's into the 20th century. Most of the important buildings are still in place, with a good audio tour available. During the Christmas season, they hold a very nice craft sale as well, which is always worth...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

The exhibit is one room that details the start of the Shaker Movement in America and continues through its last years. Well done. Informative.

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ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

A quick visit to this Shaker site was well worth the time to see the location/remnants of the first Shaker establishment in North America. My senior citizen parents & I visited on the final day of an 11 day road trip flying into Indianapolis &...More

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ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are so glad that you and your parents enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Drove through the grounds this afternoon. Even though was closed, it reminded us of derelict mental institution.More

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ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

We thank you for taking the time to log on to review the Albany Shaker National Historic Site but we think you should come back again! Walk the grounds on a nice day and see the wonderful stone work lining Shaker Creek. Stop and visit...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

I've only ever been in the meeting house for craft fairs but it's well maintained and pretty cool. The sounding (presumably abandoned) buildings are also really cool to look at.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Shaker Heritage Society is a gem located near the Albany Airport. The history of the Shakers is very interesting, and the grounds are lovely. A visit to the summer and fall craft fairs is a must for me, as is a visit for holiday...More

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ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for continuing to attend our craft fairs. The craft fairs support about 100 local small businesses (handicraft, local food products etc) as well as the education and historic preservation programs of the Shaker Heritage Society. See you...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

An airline schedule curtained the time I had to visit. From the short time I was there I found the area to be incredibly inviting and filled with a wonderful history of the Shakers. I've done some research since being there and am anxious to...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2016

I definitely visit again. It was educational and I learned a lot about the Shakers. The gift store was nice as well. Quaint place near the airport.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We spent about an hour here and really enjoyed it! A small museum plus a very large gift shop with so many wonderful items! We couldn't leave empty-handed. The grounds are nice and the buildings are interested. Learn a little about Mother Ann and the...More

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ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! You can also check out our digital reconstruction of the historic site. It is called Virtual Watervliet and you can find it at ShakerHeritage dot org. It...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Lovely grounds, herb garden, cemetery where Shaker founder Ann Lee is buried. Welcoming staff, informative video and exhibit. Gift shop with Shaker herbs and oval boxes. Bring a picnic!

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