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Enfield Shaker Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful guide and property

We visited this site again and enjoyed every minute. our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
George G
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Ware, Massachusetts
Stay overnight if you can!

It was so absolutely amazing to me that I was able to stay overnight at the Enfield Shaker Museum... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
REJ810
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San Francisco, California
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Nestled in a valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake, in Enfield, New Hampshire, the Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 200 years. At its peak in the mid 19th century, the community was home to three "Families" of Shakers. They...more
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447 Nh Route 4a, Check in at the Gift Shop in the Great Stone Dwelling, Enfield, NH 03748-3503
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We visited this site again and enjoyed every minute. our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. A hidden treasure!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank George G
Reviewed October 12, 2018

It was so absolutely amazing to me that I was able to stay overnight at the Enfield Shaker Museum. To be so intimate with history and to be able to experience, just a little, of the order and simplicity which bound the Shakers together was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a very impressive place. The Great Stone Dwelling is huge and is a great testimony to the devotion of the Shakers and their determination to live their beliefs. We were taken through the first two floors of the building and given much information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Kind of a surprising place, I wasn't expecting such monumental buildings especially built of stone. It was worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We were walked through the main museum and the grounds by a very nice elderly man who worked as an interpreter. He was very engaging and charismatic and had us interested the entire time. Way more exciting and worthwhile than I expected, we learned a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Just stopped in with time to kill and seeing highway sign....glad we did as far as learning something new and exploring more of an area that I was unaware of!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

My husband and I just loved touring the Shaker Museum! It is a calm, lovely place with several buildings, a working garden and an oddly fancy church added later by the Catholics. The Shakers, founded by a woman in the mid- 1700's, have an interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

We made a reservation for 9 people and had a guide waiting for us at 2 pm. We found out our guide was Joe Frazier and I can tell you HE WAS SO GOOD and KNOWLEDGEABLE. We thought it would take 1 hour but just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 225 years. At its peak in the mid-19th century, the community was home to 3 families of Shakers. After 130 years of worship, communal living, farming and manufacturing, declining membership forced the Shakers to close their...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Les F
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

The museum was just opening for the season so not everything was ready to go but we had a good visit. Our tour guide was Lisa and she was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The rise and fall of the community is very interesting and along...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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