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Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Wonderful afternoon in a beautiful setting

Can't believe we've lived in NH for so long and never visited. Arrived at 12:15 and enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
new hampshire
We got there too late . . .

Unfortunately, some of the attractions at the Village were closing when we arrived so we weren't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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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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“new hampshire” (17 reviews)
288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Can't believe we've lived in NH for so long and never visited. Arrived at 12:15 and enjoyed a sandwich and beverage in the restored barn as we waited for the 1pm tour. Other items available for purchase included yogurt, chips, soups and cookies. The tour...More

Thank twosoups
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, some of the attractions at the Village were closing when we arrived so we weren't able to enjoy. But we could walk through the Village and enjoy the feeling of peacefulness and beauty. It was worth the stop!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canterbury Shaker Village is well worth a visit. Now a museum of what was once an active Shaker community, many buildings are open. An industrious group, not to be confused with the Quakers, who probably had the first automobile and telephone in the area. Take...More

Thank Sally25745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was knowledgeable and explained how the Shakers' communal, rather than competitive, way of life enhanced their ability to invent incredibly clever things that were useful and a very efficient use of time. Well worth the time!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while in the area, and gained an understanding of how the "shakers" lived, their beliefs and how they contributed to society. We took the guided tour, and found out a lot of interesting facts and toured some buildings that were locked otherwise....More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a village in New Hampshire that was once inhabited by the Shakers. The building are preserved as they were at that time. You get a great view and history of the life that they lived.Many buildings are open for viewing. There are guided...More

Thank NHORNurse
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect .... but was an incredibly interesting and fascinating insight on a social history of the 'Shakers'. The tour guide Daryl was really exceptional. If you are in the area - do not miss !

1  Thank Sean-Kansas
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Incredibly informative. Call ahead to see when the guided tour starts. We arrived right when they opened, and decided to do the self guided walk, since the guided tour didn't start for an hour. (It would be nice if the information was posted on their...More

Thank NHmomUSA
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time learning about how the Shaker brothers and sisters lived. The people working in each of the buildings were very knowledgeable about the Shakers abs their craft. They had the May pole dancing, made May cards and flower head wreaths. Lots of...More

1  Thank dlenane78
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Even though we were there off season, we were able to walk around the grounds, go to the Gift Shop and learn from the attendant a little about the Shakers and the Village. This gave us a good background into the Shaker religion, as well...More

1  Thank Sharon L
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Elizabeth M
5 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