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Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Great day for old and young alike

I've been twice to Canterbury Shaker Village. Once on a field trip when my kids were young and once... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Linda D
Heaven on earth

My husband and I visit Canterbury Shaker Village on our wedding anniversary when we go to America... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Sarah H
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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 Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
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+1 603-783-9511
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"new england"
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"gift shop"
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"spent several hours"
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"ken burns"
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"men and women"
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"love history"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"soups"
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"educational experience"
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"cookies"
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"well worth the trip"
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"shaker life"
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Reviewed April 16, 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
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Reviewed January 21, 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

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

The Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. is a great day trip destination if you are visiting or if you live here in NH. The village is an incredible historical site and there are many interesting buildings and items to see. There is also a very...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

A fascinating look at a piece of New England/New York/Mid West history largely overlooked. 7 people led by Ann Lee left Manchester England in the 1770's to find religious freedom in America. Their Motto of "Hands to Work/Heart to God" was the driving force that...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We were heading back to Boston, had half a day unplanned; saw the sign from te interstate. Glad we did. Wonderful heritage, buildings, atmosphere. Guided visit really helped. Fascinating to learn how advanced they were eg medicine, laundry.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Everyone should have an opportunity to tour Canterbury Shaker Village. It is an important about our history that still lives that should be supported and preserved.

1  Thank livefreeordie16
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Was a wet day when I went - BUT still had a good trip and tour. Got there around 11:30 had lunch at the Shaker Table (was lucky did not need reservation). Took the 1:00 tour with Melissa VERY knowledgeable of the Shaker way of...More

1  Thank pwuchief
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

this is a great place to visit and learn about a religion and culture that is all but extinct. The tour is really worthwhile, there is no romanticism, just a plain telling of the history of a set of people who had a different view...More

1  Thank phil52_10
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit location. Try to be there for one of the formal tours which is included with the price of admission. Lunch, sandwich and soup with beverages is available on the grounds. We spent about 3 hours at the site, did take...More

1  Thank Bhoff4273
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

The buildings are well maintained and the visitor center is pristine with a lovely gift shop and rest rooms. Our interpreter for our 75 min. tour (at 11, 1 and 3 this day) was informative and fun..he was able to answer any questions that our...More

1  Thank Joan R
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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
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September 30, 2015|
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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
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