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Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Shaker Village is a must see location if you love history.

The Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. is a great day trip destination if you are visiting or if you... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Jose' C
Loudon, New Hampshire
Bet you never knew!!

A fascinating look at a piece of New England/New York/Mid West history largely overlooked. 7... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
North Dighton, Massachusetts
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Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit.
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  • Average3%
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288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. is a great day trip destination if you are visiting or if you live here in NH. The village is an incredible historical site and there are many interesting buildings and items to see. There is also a very...More

Thank Jose' C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A fascinating look at a piece of New England/New York/Mid West history largely overlooked. 7 people led by Ann Lee left Manchester England in the 1770's to find religious freedom in America. Their Motto of "Hands to Work/Heart to God" was the driving force that...More

Thank rons99876
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We were heading back to Boston, had half a day unplanned; saw the sign from te interstate. Glad we did. Wonderful heritage, buildings, atmosphere. Guided visit really helped. Fascinating to learn how advanced they were eg medicine, laundry.

1  Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Everyone should have an opportunity to tour Canterbury Shaker Village. It is an important about our history that still lives that should be supported and preserved.

1  Thank livefreeordie16
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Was a wet day when I went - BUT still had a good trip and tour. Got there around 11:30 had lunch at the Shaker Table (was lucky did not need reservation). Took the 1:00 tour with Melissa VERY knowledgeable of the Shaker way of...More

1  Thank pwuchief
Reviewed 24 October 2017

this is a great place to visit and learn about a religion and culture that is all but extinct. The tour is really worthwhile, there is no romanticism, just a plain telling of the history of a set of people who had a different view...More

1  Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit location. Try to be there for one of the formal tours which is included with the price of admission. Lunch, sandwich and soup with beverages is available on the grounds. We spent about 3 hours at the site, did take...More

1  Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The buildings are well maintained and the visitor center is pristine with a lovely gift shop and rest rooms. Our interpreter for our 75 min. tour (at 11, 1 and 3 this day) was informative and fun..he was able to answer any questions that our...More

1  Thank Joan R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a very wet day, not terribly busy but think that added to the atmosphere. It was peaceful and calm. All the guides and other staff were very knowledgeable about Shakers and the site in general. Choice of four hot soups for lunch, very...More

1  Thank Lleeder
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is not what you think. In an era when most all people were religiously associated in their daily lives it would be a mistake to think Canterbury Shaker Village was primarily about religion. These people were leaders in equality, entrepreneurship and open-mindedness. They were...More

2  Thank str2014
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Elizabeth M
6 October 2015|
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Response from Rebecca S | Property representative |
For the 2017 season, admission prices will be as follows: Adults $19; $10 in month of November Youth (ages 6-17) $9 Children (ages 5 and under) Free Family (2 adults and 2 or more children, ages 6 to 17) $45 Membership... More
1 October 2015|
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Response from acdnh | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is between 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. I highly recommend doing the guided tour first and then going back and doing the houses at your leisure. You will get an enthusiastic overview of the culture. I actually... More