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We enjoyed the afternoon even tho it had rained all day. The tour guide was amazing and very... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
A great way to spend a day

This was a very interesting way to spend the day. Staff were very informed about the Shakers and... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
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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
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We enjoyed the afternoon even tho it had rained all day. The tour guide was amazing and very informative. To some the $19 price tag may seen excessive but we understand the expense to keep the place running.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This was a very interesting way to spend the day. Staff were very informed about the Shakers and our guide was also friendly and amusing. One of the highlights of my trip to this part of the USA.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Canterbury Shaker Village is a lovely place to visit while in this area of New Hampshire. Found the $19 per person admission a bit high, as most of the buildings in the village were not open that day. We were particularly interested in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Learning, reflection and renewal are part of Canterbury's mission statement. It is amazing to me how the people who are intent on preserving the Shaker's historical legacy are also able to take that legacy and gift it to those of us in the present. Your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank REJ810
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Definitely latch on to a tour for lots of knowledgeable commentary and insight about the Shakers and their community. If this doesn't interest you, what will? Feels like there was lots more to see and discover and we spent a good 3-4 hours there. Lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

One of the stops on our Country Heritage tour was the Shaker Village. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining the Shaker beliefs and lifestyle. I enjoyed going through the buildings and hearing the stories. Well worth the time to stop there. We bought soup...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank morsut1
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed August 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 18, 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
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October 5, 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
September 30, 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