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Hancock Shaker Village

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1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
+1 413-443-0188
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GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TRIP

For our Golden Wedding Anniversary from the UK we were touring New England by car. The Hancock... read more

Reviewed yesterday
neilmac1947
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
History comes alive!

This is such a treasure! See and learn all about the Shaker tradition. Wonderful place for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastham1995
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Lee, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“round barn”(58 reviews)
“baby animals”(54 reviews)
“farm animals”(22 reviews)
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Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum whose mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations. Called the "City of Peace" by the Shakers who lived here for 179 years until 1960, this community was the...more
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1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
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+1 413-443-0188
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Reviewed yesterday

For our Golden Wedding Anniversary from the UK we were touring New England by car. The Hancock Shaker Village was on our "Must See" and we were not disappointed. We took advantage of the list of things happening for the Tour, the Music & Dance,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a treasure! See and learn all about the Shaker tradition. Wonderful place for the entire family! Love the baby animals in the round barn. Incredible buildings built by the Shakers, see their plantings, clothing and art. Be sure to stop in for...More

Thank Eastham1995
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Maribeth C, Front Office Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Eastham 1995, thank you for choosing to visit and thank you for sharing your experience. And if you again find yourself in the Berkshires, we hope you might return! Travel well,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the baby animals, there were people there to answer questions. You can touch all of the different animals if you want to. Even saw a barn cat doing her job -- taking care of a mouse. Went on a "Wonder Walk" with "John" who...More

Thank Steve G
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Steve G, Thank you for chosing to visit and thank you for taking time to share your experience. We will pass your kind words on to John! Travel well,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful site that is always worth the trip! This site often offers thoughtful and modern special events/activities on the grounds.

Thank ErikaCampbell
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

ErikaCampbell, Thank you for taking time to share your experience! We strive to offer many reasons to visit and to return. Travel well,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A worthwhile sidetrip if you're heading to MASS MoCA or The Clark, with beautiful examples of Shaker architecture, furniture and tools. The restaurant is a bit hit or miss, but the retail store has unique gifts. It's a lot more fun in nice weather, since...More

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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Berkshirite, Thank you for choosing to visit and taking time to share your experience. This is a nice itinerary you put together! Travel well,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, well preserved historical village. We took Self guided Walking tour so could look at our own pace. Plan on a couple of hours to see all buildings. Lots of authentic pictures, tools, housewares, furniture, and other items. Explained Shaker lifestyle and principles well....More

Thank Dave W
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dave W, Thank you for making the trip! And thank you for taking time to share your experience. If you again find yourself in the Berkshires, we hope you'll consider returning. Travel well,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t say enough about this place! Everyone was friendly and there was so much spread out all over this campus! One man on staff reached out to our girls showing them how to use old tools! Thank you!

Thank marsa105
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

marsa105, Thank you for chosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience! Your story is exactly why we do what we do. Travel well,

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This was a totally absorbing day out. Extremely interesting, beautiful, well set up with docents and information all around to help you out. See traditional Shaker crafts, find out about hte community, visit their workshops and residence, tour the garden - and more. Activities vary...More

Thank CeliaWitney
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

CeliaWitney, Thank you for choosing to visit and thank you for the BIG thumbs up!

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Enjoyed walking around the property - seeing the animals - and the presentations. Lots of history and good explanation.

Thank Cris P
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Cris P, Thanks for chosing to visit and for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

not a small place you need to visit here we had a blast..wonderful to see the village the grounds were amazing.. and after you can have coffee in the little cafe..

1  Thank Bernice K
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Maribeth C, Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Bernice K, thank you for taking time to share your expeience. If you again find yourself in the Berkshires, we hope you stop by. Travel well.

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888jackt
20 April 2017|
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Response from Maribeth C | Property representative |
Admission is free for all visitors on Friday, July 21, 2017. We hope you plan to visit!
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Bonniemtm
8 October 2016|
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Response from Arlene M | Reviewed this property |
No. The close in October.
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lovingyaya
4 September 2016|
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Response from Tomdee1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's an interesting place if you are a religious or spiritual person. the stations of the Cross are impressive. enjoy!
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