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Hancock Shaker Village

#1 of 25 things to do in Pittsfield Features Animals
1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
+1 413-443-0188
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Nice few.hours.

We visited the Shaker Village yesterday, May23. Interesting to learn about the Shaker lives. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue S
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
OH MY GOODNESS

DO NOT skip this if you are visiting the Berkshires! There is so much to see! We went while there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wonderwoman63
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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“round barn” (51 reviews)
“baby animals” (47 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We visited the Shaker Village yesterday, May23. Interesting to learn about the Shaker lives. There are buildings and trails to walk, as well as a store selling Shaker style gifts, including the famous Shaker boxes. There are some buildings that are self guided as well...More

Thank Sue S
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Sus S, Thank you for choosing to visit the Village!

Reviewed 3 days ago

DO NOT skip this if you are visiting the Berkshires! There is so much to see! We went while there were some baby animals to view, so that is extra special. There is so much to see, and there is more information available than one...More

Thank wonderwoman63
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

wonderwoman63, Thank you for the beaming review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! If you are able, please do visit. Talks, tours, and demonstrations are always changing. There's something new to see and do at the Village.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The men and women lived side by side but separately. With no children the fundamentalist sect dwindled to just a few elders. Their mandate combined farm work and worship. The iconic round barn was designed as a labor saving development. Their functional furniture anticipated modernism...More

Thank Gonzology
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Gonzology, thank you for taking time to share your experience at Hancock Shaker Village! If you again find yourself in the Berkshires, please do add a stop to your itinerary. There truly is always something new to see and do at Hancock.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 5 yr old grandson here for a fun day. Pony ride was good as were all the baby animals. Lunch was somewhat disappointing, plan on packing a picnic. Prices at the restaurant are high if you're feeding a family. Food quality was...More

Thank aebcpama
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Hello aebcpama. So pleasing you (and your grandson) enjoyed your spring visit to the Village. There is ample outdoor (and indoor) communal picnic space. Please do pack a mid-day meal or snack and dine with a spectacular view. We hope you might visit again and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This center offers an attractive and interesting look at the Shaker communities in America. The buildings, grounds, and gardens are maintained in superb condition. There are frequent programs that add to the visitor's knowledge of the Shaker experience.

1  Thank edraupp
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

edraupp, thank you for the thumbs up! We hope you find yourself again the Berkshires and chose to visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Self-guided tour which I love . I spent two and half hours here and did not see the whole village there's so much to see. Kids enjoyed interacting with the barnyard animals , wonderful history as the original buildings still exist . Store where you...More

Thank jager1007
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

jager1007, thank you for taking time to detail your visit! We are pleased you enjoyed your time in the Village. We hope you return (to see even more).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This farming village is a wonder to see. There are several buildings including a living quarters and kitchen, an animal barn, chicken facility, laundry and machine shop, school house and even a privy. There are plenty of staff to answer any questions. We got to...More

Thank Gumgrove
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Thank you Gumgrove for taking time to review your visit. If you find yourself again in the Berkshires, we hope you do chose to stop by. We look forward to 'making you kindly welcome' in the Shaker tradition.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit if you like history. Gardens, workshops, furniture and photos displayed in excellently kept buildings to show the history of this sect- you are allowed to enter everything. Staff working in each area to maintain examples of daily life, sometimes in costume-...More

Thank Linda P
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Thank you Linda P. for taking time to share your experience! We are pleased you found the Village a learning experience. and you liked the brown bread too. Yum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In an era of technological overload Take a refreshing walk back into the past Through beautiful buildings and gardens We live in the area and visit at least twice a year and still see something new each time The village is not an interpretive museum...More

Thank Kenneth B
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

Kenneth, Thank you for taking time to share what you like about the Village. And thank you for being a repeater! We look forward to 'making you kindly welcome' in the Shaker tradition again this season.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds with lots to see and learn! The docents give an excellent perspective of Shaker life. The round stone barn was full of baby animals and we even saw sheep sheering.

Thank RoamerToo
Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this review

RoamerToo, Thank you for choosing to visit! We are so pleased your enjoyed you time at the Village.

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888jackt
When is free admission for berkshire county residents?
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
Are they open in November? Days? Times?
8 October 2016|
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Response from Arlene M | Reviewed this property |
No. The close in October.
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lovingyaya
Information about the Divine Mercy Shrine......do we need to add this to our limited time in Stackbridge? We are touring NR museum and Shaker Village. TYIA
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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