The village is much larger than we expected. You really can spend most of the day walking around the village and exploring the different buildings. The buildings are in great shape and give a really authentic feel with the furniture, props, decorations, materials, colors, smells, etc. The barn has real animals (pigs, sheep, cows, etc) to see and pet, which was a nice surprise and a treat for kids. There is a building dedicated to kids, where they can try on Shaker clothing, milk a pretend cow, color, etc. There are signs to read in every room that clearly explain the history. You can also opt for the audio option for a small fee and listen to a self-guided narrated tour. The only suggestion I would offer to improve the experience would be to include more staff dressed in Shaker clothing and "working" in the village as actors to give a more authentic feel.
The restaurant on property is table service and offers great food at reasonable prices. The visitors' center, bathrooms, and gift shop are all modern and comfortable. I would highly recommend this experience for all families.