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Canterbury Shaker Village

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Address: 288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224
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+1 603-783-9511

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit...

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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Quaint Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village is a great place for kids 7 and up. Younger ones might not stay interested. Lots of information and certainly an educational experience for adults as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Canterbury Shaker Village is a great place for kids 7 and up. Younger ones might not stay interested. Lots of information and certainly an educational experience for adults as well. The property is beautiful during all seasons. Make sure to eat at the Shaker Table for a delicious meal.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our stop at the museum / grounds today. The surrounding area is very peaceful, and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. It was wonderful to learn about this industrious and dedicated group of people and the influence that they have had on our country and religious thought. We went late in the season so a few buildings... More 

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Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Canterbury Shaker Village. Our regular summer season runs from May through October. During these months we open up much of the Village for visitors to explore independently and also have open several staffed exhibit buildings. Unfortunately, due to heating and weather concerns, in late fall we are only open for guided tours on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped here as part of a bus tour. First things first, we had to eat! They had several choices of soup (Corn Chowder was great). Then we toured the rest of the Village for a history lesson! There was an old school house, barn, old wagons, cook house, carriage house. There are videos to watch explaining the different parts... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I had never stopped here before but had some time on our hands before meeting up with some friends in the area so decided to make a visit. I had gone to the web site ahead of time to look up tour times so we arrived just prior to the 11:00 am tour. There is a large... More 

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Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this review

We're very glad you had such a lovely visit to Canterbury Shaker Village! Your feedback about the guided tour is very helpful -- we want all of visitors to be able to ask questions and interact with their tour guides. We'll be reviewing our scheduling so that there's adequate time at the end of each 75-minute Shaker Story Tour for... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you're looking for a place to just relax and enjoy the outdoors and learning about days gone by, this is for you. I love the quietness of Canterbury Shaker Village, regardless of the season (I've been in both summer and fall). Pack some snacks, enjoy the drive, and putz around to your heart's content.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting tour about a fascinating group of believers who really put their faith into practice. the guide was knowledgeable although could have been more empathetic. Buildings are well preserved and museum interesting. Visited on a Sunday near end of October so parts including the cafe were closed.

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Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! Due to chilly New Hampshire weather in late fall, we switch to a limited, weekend-only schedule at the end of October. For this upcoming season, we'll be open regular hours (including our Shaker Box Lunch & Farmstand café) from May 6-October 27, 2017. Then, we'll only be open for guided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a place to visit on a sunny fall day with all the colours out! Add to that a really interesting 75-minute tour, and you have all the ingredients for a nice day out in the country. I knew a little about the Shakers, but learnt heaps more. Kia, our tour leader, was very knowledgable and brought their way of... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I knew little about the Shakers before visiting the Canterbury Shaker Village. I found the visit fascinating. We enjoyed the conducted tour and found it very worthwhile. We had a lovely October day for our visit and learned a great deal about the Shaker people. Enjoyed lunch from the "Lunch Box."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I like to visit Shaker Village whenever I come back to New Hampshire for a visit. I grew up in the next town over but have been in the Seattle area for over 30 years. To me, the Shakers are a unique group of Believers with a strong faith that permeated all they did. The buildings and furniture styles have... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Shaker village in Caterbury, New Hampshire in mid-October. GPS had no trouble locating the village. We took a guided 75 minute tour with Darryl who was not only extremely informative, but also displayed a clear passion for his volunteer job. Darryl explained the enormous difference between Amish and Shaker communities. We learned about how... More 

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