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“We spent the night in an authentic Shaker bedroom.”

Enfield Shaker Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Enfield
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Nestled in a valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake, in Enfield, New Hampshire, the Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 200 years. At its peak in the mid 19th century, the community was home to three "Families" of Shakers. They practiced equality of the sexes and races, celibacy, pacifism and communal ownership of property. Shakers farmed over 3,000 acres of land, educated children in model schools and worshiped in the "Shaker Way." Today, their story is preserved by the Enfield Shaker Museum. • Tour the Great Stone Dwelling, the largest Shaker dwelling house ever constructed and home to the Museum. • Discover a world of faith and harmony through the Museum's collection of Shaker furniture, tools, clothing, photographs and agricultural implements. • Explore the Museum's herb and flower gardens, fields and hills. • Enjoy exhibits, special programs, concerts, guided tours and craft demonstrations. • Hike to the Shaker Feast Ground for a spectacular vista of the Shaker Village nestled along Mascoma Lake. • Shop at the Gift Shop, filled with Shaker-inspired reproductions, books, local crafts and farm products, as well as products from the Museum's renowned herb garden.
Reviewed 22 January 2011

We had a very relaxing night in a large authentic Shaker bedroom with no modern distractions. We awoke to a wonderful hot continental breakfast in the original dining room. The staff could not have been kinder. We took an informative and enjoyable tour of the dwelling, then enjoyed a hot lunch and craft exhibit. We then sledded down the "big hill" while taking in the views of the lake and mountains. We had a great experience.

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