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Shaker Village in beautiful NH setting

18th and 19th century Shaker buildings with gardens, a pond and cattle. It is particularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Family of 5 ranging from 7 year old to 70+ year old grandparents visited on a recent Friday... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the...more
288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

18th and 19th century Shaker buildings with gardens, a pond and cattle. It is particularly beautiful in the Fall.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 5 ranging from 7 year old to 70+ year old grandparents visited on a recent Friday morning. When we arrived, we feared I had made a mistake with open hours as it looked like no one was there. Luckily, we had just gotten...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This remarkable village exists as a reminder of simpler times, fine design (furniture, architecture and remarkable inventions), hard work and a sense of community.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I've been twice to Canterbury Shaker Village. Once on a field trip when my kids were young and once with my husband and both times were enjoyable. The grounds are lovely and it is a very informative lesson in history done in a fun way.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visit Canterbury Shaker Village on our wedding anniversary when we go to America. We love it there. Firstly there is this peaceful atmosphere about it and last year in October it was warm with just a slight breeze. There are original...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. is a great day trip destination if you are visiting or if you live here in NH. The village is an incredible historical site and there are many interesting buildings and items to see. There is also a very...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

A fascinating look at a piece of New England/New York/Mid West history largely overlooked. 7 people led by Ann Lee left Manchester England in the 1770's to find religious freedom in America. Their Motto of "Hands to Work/Heart to God" was the driving force that...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We were heading back to Boston, had half a day unplanned; saw the sign from te interstate. Glad we did. Wonderful heritage, buildings, atmosphere. Guided visit really helped. Fascinating to learn how advanced they were eg medicine, laundry.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Everyone should have an opportunity to tour Canterbury Shaker Village. It is an important about our history that still lives that should be supported and preserved.

1  Thank livefreeordie16
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Was a wet day when I went - BUT still had a good trip and tour. Got there around 11:30 had lunch at the Shaker Table (was lucky did not need reservation). Took the 1:00 tour with Melissa VERY knowledgeable of the Shaker way of...More

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For the 2017 season, admission prices will be as follows: Adults $19; $10 in month of November Youth (ages 6-17) $9 Children (ages 5 and under) Free Family (2 adults and 2 or more children, ages 6 to 17) $45 Membership... More
September 30, 2015|
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The guided tour is between 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. I highly recommend doing the guided tour first and then going back and doing the houses at your leisure. You will get an enthusiastic overview of the culture. I actually... More