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Hancock Shaker Village

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Went with my friend . Was very interesting to see how Shakers had lived. Lots of furniture making... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Navigator297465
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Very impressive buildings. We loved the barn and farm animals. Vegetable and flower gardens to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum whose mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations. Called the "City of Peace" by the Shakers who lived here for 179 years until 1960, this community was the...more
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1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with my friend . Was very interesting to see how Shakers had lived. Lots of furniture making was done here. Their life style was a bit strange for us . They were following strict rules , women and men lived separately, they have children...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Navigator297465, thank you for choosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience. We are always pleased to tell the Shaker story and glad you found that interesting. Travel well.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the World's People Dinner in October, 2018. The meal was purported to be cooked by chef Brian Alberg with food from Hancock Shaker Village and local farms. The meal was pricey and just wasn't good. We were very disappointed, and, although we are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Suzanne G, this information is important for us to hear so, thank you for sharing your experience. Thank you for supporting the museum through our membership program and for planning to return. Dinner fell short and for that we apologize. Warmly.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive buildings. We loved the barn and farm animals. Vegetable and flower gardens to walk thru. This was an actual Shaker Village and the work and residential areas have been preserved or viewing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

sharon05676, Thanks for sharing and for being a fan. We hope you will visit sometime again soon. Travel well.

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the Shaker people. Something for everyone, adults and children alike.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

debp1959, Thank you for visiting and for taking time to share your experience. We aspire to offer programming that brings the Shaker story to life and is relevant for visitors at any age. Travel well.

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The facility was officially closed and I am certain I will get in trouble for this but Russ caretaker allowed me to walk around the grounds and enjoy the facility later he ran into me and explained some of the nature of the park It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

arnoldmortzheim, Hahaha. No trouble here. We are pleased you weren't chased away. We look forward to your return in another season. Travel well.

Reviewed 16 November 2018

I love history. The stories told by the guides and the buildings were fascinating. Shoutout to Ruth.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Guest Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

vn17137, Thanks for choosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience. We'll pass on the shout out to Ruth! Travel well.

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I wish we’d had more time to explore this gem of a site. Filled with beautiful buildings, artifacts and history of a bygone era.... I’d highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The round barn is a wonder! Have lunch at the cafe, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

kingbyriverk, Thank you for choosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience. Many visitors plan to spend a couple hours and stay for the day! If you again find yourself in The Berkshires, consider returning. there is truly much to see and...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

A great experience. Very much in keeping with the dignity of a historical and religious museum. We learned a great deal about the farm and the Shakers and by the end of the evening we had the bejeebers scared out of us by the stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Travel632585, Thank you for sharing your experience (after your bejeebers returned;)). We'll pass on your kind words. The front line staff does such good work. They deserve all the credit. Travel well.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

My husband and I stopped by on a whim on the way back from a mini-vacation and this attraction was so much more than I was expecting. The visit starts with a short video about the Shakers and an exhibit showing the "shaking". The grounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Linda W, Thank you for choosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear you found 'more'. Thanks again for your time. Travel well.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Visited on a chilly, rainy October day. First stop: the visitors center, with nice restrooms. Then to the cafe to eat unique food for lunch (a chick-pea sandwich and some veggies)... then rushed over to the brick dwelling to catch the 1:30 talk on Shaker...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maribeth C, Public Relations Manager at Hancock Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

CMD48, Thanks for choosing to visit and for taking time to share your experience. We'd be so pleased if you again find yourselves in The Berkshires and return to see (and do) more. In the meantime, travel well.

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370cariem
21 August 2018|
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Response from fahertyps | Reviewed this property |
Walking between the buildings would be a bit soggy, but is doable. Probably best for a clear(er) day.
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Meg C
20 August 2018|
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Well, horses are more high maintenance than cows since they need to be regularly fitted by blacksmith. Also, horses were used for plowing and transportation, none of that is required now. So from the economical stand point... More
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CakeMum
18 June 2018|
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Response from SlipSouthFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go to the gift store without paying admission. The shop is across from where you purchase your tickets.
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