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Real History

We enjoyed the afternoon even tho it had rained all day. The tour guide was amazing and very... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
PlainfieldBill
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A great way to spend a day

This was a very interesting way to spend the day. Staff were very informed about the Shakers and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was probably the best site we visited. The staff were extra friendly and helpful and Darryl the tour guide is probably the best in the world. He is a stunning presenter: Careful to outline safety ground rules, summarised his tour at the beginning and end, added without arrogance his own personal/family experience and family connections and then led us on a wondrous tour of the Shaker Village with a thoughtful dialogue of the history. He managed to combine all aspects of the: social, economic and emotional in a precise and methodical manner and was above all appreciative and humble of his 30 year experience of the village - I wish he had been my history teacher. Thank you Shaker Village I am signing up to be a member and will be back very soon.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent demos and walking tour. The restaurant is opersted by a local college for culinary students. Very educational.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We spent several hours exploring this village, including taking one of the guided tours. Our guide was especially knowledgeable and helped us to understand the history of the Shaker movement and this village. All the individual guides in the different properties were also very helpful and informative. We came away feeling that we had learnt a lot and had also enjoyed ourselves.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We took a ride up to the Canterbury Shaker Village1 in NH recently. A short 1-day visit as it is not far from where we live. If you either live in New England or are visiting it is a trip well worth making. The village is quite beautiful and the guided tour is well done. The highlight for me was seeing the furniture and the workbenches/tools, etc. There are 2 remaining workbenches, this first one is in the Brethren building. It is built into the room and runs the full length of the wall. But in addition to just seeing all of the Shaker things people are familiar with, you will learn a lot about the life here and the spirituality of the place.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Neal C
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit and spend time. I wish I had more time. Great preservation and history. Great story

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tim S
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