While it is interesting to see how the Shakers lived, I found this "musuem" lacking in many ways. There is very little information provided to enhance the experience. The booklet you get when you buy your tickets is all you can expect if you don't take one of the guided tours. The staff in the various buildings were mostly disinterested teenagers busy having conversations amongst themselves. Those that we were able to engage in conversation knew very little about the Shakers or this village and seemed to be there just to make sure things weren't stolen or damaged. We ran into one very informative guide in the wood shop but that was it.
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