We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon

202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
+1 518-794-9100
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Very Good Tour

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Sunday, August... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kzsull01
,
Windsor, Connecticut
Save your time and money, go to Hancock in Mass!

I had purchased a membership in advance so that we could tour and get a discount. Had no idea that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer E
Read all 19 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was the leading site of the Shakers, from its founding in 1787 to its closure in 1947. Since 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon has preserved the North Family at Mount Lebanon while offering tours and programs, as well as exhibitions of Shaker objects from its collection, the most comprehensive in the world.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“shaker life” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“stone barn” (2 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
CONTACT
Website
+1 518-794-9100
Write a Review
Reviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Sunday, August 20th. The video at the Visitor’s Center was well done and provided good background information. We took the 11:00 AM North Family Shakers guided tour. Our tour...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had purchased a membership in advance so that we could tour and get a discount. Had no idea that this was not necessary and received zero discount on the tour. The place is very small ( the gift shop extremely lean) and the site...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very well maintained building and really nice grounds. Interesting exhibits and demonstrations. Recommend

Thank joanie4
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The museum is based on the first Shaker settlement in America founded in 1776 by 'Shakers' escaping religious persecution in England. The Shaker's full, correct, title is: 'United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance' and which ceased to function in 1925. The Shaker Heritage...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide who provided a lot of interesting details. My husband and I definitely recommend touring this museum. We both learned a lot and found the tour to be very enjoyable!!.

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We took the 90 minute tour today and learned so much about the Mt. Lebanon Shakers. What impressed me the most was the Great Stone Barn, the largest stone barn in the country! It had a tragic fire in 1972 which took the wooden roof...More

Thank JRenfrew
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Cemetery Tour" offered at the site. Very informative and the guide and I had a great back and forth during the tour about the Shaker burial process among other topics. A visitor will definitely gain more from a stop by taking...More

Thank rjr0810
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went for a lecture on the water system (which was great and very interesting) but ended up philosophically considering how the US should spend their resources restoring and/or preserving our history. Many wonderful things to preserve and not enough money to preserve it all.....

Thank TravelersTwoPeople
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My visit to both the Mount Lebanon and the Hancock Shaker villages proved that Hancock was definitely superior. My tour at Mount Lebanon felt very scripted and the village is in disrepair. Also, only a portion of the Mount Lebanon village is available for touring....More

Thank saratogatony
ShakerMuseumML, Manager at Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Hello saratogany, Thank you for your review - we appreciate your comments and criticism, and they help us improve. We are still a new site, having been only open to the public at the North Family for less than 5 years, and are trying to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

I highly recommend the very informative tour of the Shaker village, which is being slowly and lovingly restored. It's a must-see for travelers in the area. Shaker culture has influenced our modern life and thought in many ways, but is largely unknown to people today....More

1  Thank Lee89890
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
133 reviews
1.19 km away
Mario's Restaurant
114 reviews
1.25 km away
M&M's Tap And Tavern
33 reviews
1.21 km away
Bucky's Bagels
12 reviews
1.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Theater Barn
11 reviews
1.71 km away
Hancock Shaker Village
555 reviews
4.90 km away
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards
121 reviews
6.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit