I really had very little knowledge about the Shakers when we were in the area and decided to stop. We decided to take the walking tour and were handed a map with little to no information. In most historical settings, you start off with an introductory video. Near the end of our time at the village, we found a great informational video in the basement of one of the buildings. Visitors shouldn't have to hunt for this. The video should be housed in or near the tour site entrance. We also happened on an employee who gave us the introductory information we would have liked to have had at the start of our tour. We only got this information because we initiated the conversation with the volunteer/employee. Maybe because we were there on a Friday morning we did not get a usual full blown historical experience. Overall, our experience was very disappointing. This place needs someone to organize the walking tour information better to make it more meaningful to guests. So glad we didn't make a special trip to visit this place.