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Great place to walk around and see how the Shakers lived. We hit this on a weekend with many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waterford, Michigan
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The entry price was very reasonable and the combined welcome center, gift shop, and upstairs museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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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...more
288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and see how the Shakers lived. We hit this on a weekend with many crafters there

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very beautiful, reasonable pricing , helpful and nice staff, full of great buildings and information to learn

1  Thank yotatiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entry price was very reasonable and the combined welcome center, gift shop, and upstairs museum of Shaker furniture and art was well designed and integrated into an old carriage barn. I thought the gift shop here was a bit better than the gift shop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very puzzling to me how this historic piece of American history and the most intact Shaker village in the US has been allowed to deteriorate. The non-profit organization that was organized in1969 has certainly allowed this jewel to become neglected and in desperate need...More

2  Thank GHMalone
Reviewed 15 August 2018

First I think it over priced at $19 per adult. Was it interesting? some of it, but most not so much. We got to see the laundry and kitchen are but not the wood shop or machine shop which would interest most men I believe....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

18th and 19th century Shaker buildings with gardens, a pond and cattle. It is particularly beautiful in the Fall.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Family of 5 ranging from 7 year old to 70+ year old grandparents visited on a recent Friday morning. When we arrived, we feared I had made a mistake with open hours as it looked like no one was there. Luckily, we had just gotten...More

2  Thank TXGirl2001
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This remarkable village exists as a reminder of simpler times, fine design (furniture, architecture and remarkable inventions), hard work and a sense of community.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I've been twice to Canterbury Shaker Village. Once on a field trip when my kids were young and once with my husband and both times were enjoyable. The grounds are lovely and it is a very informative lesson in history done in a fun way.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visit Canterbury Shaker Village on our wedding anniversary when we go to America. We love it there. Firstly there is this peaceful atmosphere about it and last year in October it was warm with just a slight breeze. There are original...More

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18 August 2018|
Response from Bubba_da_Traveler1 | Reviewed this property |
I have been in the Fall and the foliage, coupled with pond in the back is gorgeous. Unfortunately maintenance is a challenge for most of the New York/New England Shaker Villages I have visited. Hancock is the best... More
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
30 September 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