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“The first Shaker settlement founded by Ann Lee”

Shaker Heritage Society
Ranked #22 of 67 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Watervliet Shaker Historic District is preserved by the Shaker Heritage Society and is the first place where in 1774 Mother Ann Lee arrived in America and established a new religious society of celibate men and women. There are several bulidings, including an 1848 Meeting House with a Museum and gift shop and a Shaker barn. The historic area includes a cemetery where Ann Lee and many of the earliest Shakers are buried, an herb garden, the lovely Ann Lee Pond Nature Preserve with hiking trails linking to cycling and walking trails nearby. Picnic tables, a few animals, and great history make it a perfect outing for families, friends, and really anyone. It's also right near Albany County Airport and great for plane watching! There are a number of events throughout the year with music, crafts, and more! Two other Shaker sites are within an hour's drive: Mount Lebanon and Hancock Shaker Village.

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

It like steping back in time, These women ( Shakers Sister ) Were way ahead of their time. Many inventions that they hang there badge on. Its a Must! Hancock Village in MA is the Best!

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Reviewed November 1, 2017
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