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Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting, Informative and Educational Tour

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Saturday... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Windsor, Connecticut
Very Good Tour

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Sunday, August... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Windsor, Connecticut
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Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was the leading site of the Shakers, from its founding in 1787 to its closure in 1947. Since 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon has preserved the North Family at Mount Lebanon while offering tours and programs, as...more
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202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
+1 518-794-9100
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Saturday, August 11th. We took the 1:00 PM North Family Shakers guided tour. Our tour guide was very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable and gave good information on the buildings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The whole community is on display here, or the greatest part of it anyway. Walking the grounds, going through the buildings, hearing about the community and how it started, rose, dealt with other communities and the outside world, and finally declined is an immersive lesson...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We enjoyed our visit -- especially the exhibit about the role of women in the community and in the Shaker movement as a whole. The area is beautiful and it was cool to walk inside the skeleton of the huge stone barn that is undergoing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Sunday, August 20th. The video at the Visitor’s Center was well done and provided good background information. We took the 11:00 AM North Family Shakers guided tour. Our tour...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed August 21, 2017

I had purchased a membership in advance so that we could tour and get a discount. Had no idea that this was not necessary and received zero discount on the tour. The place is very small ( the gift shop extremely lean) and the site...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Very well maintained building and really nice grounds. Interesting exhibits and demonstrations. Recommend

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

The museum is based on the first Shaker settlement in America founded in 1776 by 'Shakers' escaping religious persecution in England. The Shaker's full, correct, title is: 'United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance' and which ceased to function in 1925. The Shaker Heritage...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide who provided a lot of interesting details. My husband and I definitely recommend touring this museum. We both learned a lot and found the tour to be very enjoyable!!.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We took the 90 minute tour today and learned so much about the Mt. Lebanon Shakers. What impressed me the most was the Great Stone Barn, the largest stone barn in the country! It had a tragic fire in 1972 which took the wooden roof...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank JRenfrew
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Cemetery Tour" offered at the site. Very informative and the guide and I had a great back and forth during the tour about the Shaker burial process among other topics. A visitor will definitely gain more from a stop by taking...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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