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Hancock Shaker Village

#1 of 25 things to do in Pittsfield Features Animals
1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
+1 413-443-0188
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A step back into time

A late afternoon visit to the museum. We went thru the visitor's center, the round stone barn... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
New Paltz, New York
Family learning the easy way

A great place for families of all ages, with something to interest everyone. From the family... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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1843 W Housatonic St, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01201-7513
+1 413-443-0188
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

A late afternoon visit to the museum. We went thru the visitor's center, the round stone barn, watched the pigs and goats being fed in the dairy ell, watched kids "milking" the fiberglass cow and live bees building comb in the discovery barn. The ice...More

Thank BobsBeenThereToo
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A great place for families of all ages, with something to interest everyone. From the family gardener, to the young child who still likes to dress up, the inner farmer, the lover of baby animals, whittlers, carver, caners, ice cream lovers, history lovers, or just...More

Thank cjwhitney
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was so well laid out and thought out. Well worth the education and a day well spent. I am not big on museums, yet this one was special. I would love to go again.

Thank Robbin O
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I brought my 3 year old granddaughter, hoping it wouldn't be too sophisticated for her. We were not disappointed. She enjoyed touching baby chickens, calves, and goats. She also had fun dressing up in Shaker clothing and "milking a cow". Staff were kind and helpful...More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting setting with several informative presentations during the day, spaced well to give additional time to visit the different buildings. I was especially moved when I was stranded, the BRTA transit phone lines were out of order so I couldn't reach the bus co...More

Thank store
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had such a nice day! Wish we had arrived earlier. We were there for about four hours but found ourselves rushing towards the end to get it all in. The interpreters were knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see demonstrations of the water-powered turbine,...More

Thank Michele E
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a well maintained historical village of the Shaker community. You take a self-directed tour through the grounds that has old buildings and fields. Several buildings have various docents and crafts people that can answer questions and provide demonstrations. The highlights are the round...More

1  Thank nancynj
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely self touring estate. The grounds are beautifully maintained and is a paradise for the abide photographer. We got to make a portion of a shaker basket in the woodworking shed which was fun. I did this tour as a child but...More

Thank Methetrader
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Easily found, 2 good introductory films to give you a flavour of the place, a number of buildings to walk around with plenty of staff to talk to and tell you about the Shaker Culture. Really impressed by the round barn and the living quarters.

Thank j w
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This village is I'm sure very interesting, however be aware that it closes at 4 pm and that includes the grounds. We arrived at 2.40 pm and were charged the full admission price of $20 each with no mention of the fact that at 4...More

1  Thank TomRodger989
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When is free admission for berkshire county residents?
20 April 2017|
Response from Maribeth C | Property representative |
Admission is free for all visitors on Friday, July 21, 2017. We hope you plan to visit!
Are they open in November? Days? Times?
8 October 2016|
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Response from Arlene M | Reviewed this property |
No. The close in October.
Information about the Divine Mercy Shrine......do we need to add this to our limited time in Stackbridge? We are touring NR museum and Shaker Village. TYIA
3 September 2016|
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Response from Tomdee1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's an interesting place if you are a religious or spiritual person. the stations of the Cross are impressive. enjoy!