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Shaker Heritage Society

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25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1004
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Cruise the mighty Hudson River aboard the ‘Dutch Apple II’ on this 90-minute Albany, N.Y., sightseeing tour. Listen closely as a Hudson River expert talks about the history of the region and the river, including the evolution of industries. Explore the boat itself, crafted from the popular Hudson River Dayliners of yesteryear, and enjoy the view outside as barges, freighters and tugboats pass by. Bring a camera and/or binoculars to capture the eagles and other wildlife that occupy the region. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
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thomasjohnston123 wrote a review Dec 2019
Buffalo, New York12 contributions1 helpful vote
Historic farm, settlement, nature trail, graveyard tells the story of the birth of Shakerism in the New World. Small museum, tours, walking, trails, and special events. Easy to get to, hard to forget.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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cedarvalley wrote a review Sep 2019
nys380 contributions88 helpful votes
We enjoyed the film and the very helpful docent. She encouraged questions and shared interesting information. The meeting house was very large and there are many buildings on the grounds. We also visited the cemetery. Parking and admission are free!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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740Elly48 wrote a review Oct 2018
Melbourne, Australia452 contributions159 helpful votes
Not a large village or building left as land has been sold off to the airport. Most buildings in a decayed condition and not able to enter. Some information via video at the startand some animals to see outside.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from ShakerWV, Manager at Shaker Heritage Society
Responded 19 Oct 2018
Thank you for visiting! The property does indeed belong to Albany County, and SHS continues to work on preserving and rehabilitating the eight remaining structures. We hope you'll come back in the future and see what's new!
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cautioustourist wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York20 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been to 2 other shaker villages one in kentucky and one in Pitsfield Massachuttes this one needs a lot of capital to restore the old existing structures it is a shame since this movement started here. Worth noting their inventions includes the circular saw, prepacked seeds and furniture. oh by way it is free but they ask for a donation what I did was to buy a souvenir to help them out it is a gem in the rough
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from ShakerWV, Owner at Shaker Heritage Society
Responded 4 Oct 2018
Thank you for your support and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to undertaking some additional restoration and stabilization work in the next two years, and our holiday craft fair begins in three weeks, so we hope you'll come back again, soon!
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Hal S wrote a review Jul 2018
Rye, New York164 contributions26 helpful votes
This was the first Shaker village in the US. The main building has been restored and open to the public. Besides the building they have a 20 minute video and a gift shop. The rest of the village is standing, but in disrepair waiting for restoration.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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