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Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
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Very interesting

Incredibly informative. Call ahead to see when the guided tour starts. We arrived right when they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NHmomUSA
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
Opening day

Had a great time learning about how the Shaker brothers and sisters lived. The people working in... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
dlenane78
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Rochester, New Hampshire
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
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“gift shop” (14 reviews)
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288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
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+1 603-783-9511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 7 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 7 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
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Canterbury Shaker Village is a great place for kids 7 and up. Younger ones might not stay interested. Lots of information and certainly an educational experience for adults as well. The property is beautiful during all seasons. Make sure to eat at the Shaker Table...More

1  Thank Harryheklebar
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our stop at the museum / grounds today. The surrounding area is very peaceful, and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. It was wonderful to learn about this industrious and dedicated group of people and the influence that they have had on...More

1  Thank Gregg L
Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review Canterbury Shaker Village. Our regular summer season runs from May through October. During these months we open up much of the Village for visitors to explore independently and also have open several staffed exhibit buildings. Unfortunately, due to...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped here as part of a bus tour. First things first, we had to eat! They had several choices of soup (Corn Chowder was great). Then we toured the rest of the Village for a history lesson! There was an old school house, barn,...More

1  Thank gab131vic
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife and I had never stopped here before but had some time on our hands before meeting up with some friends in the area so decided to make a visit. I had gone to the web site ahead of time to look up tour...More

3  Thank MT1
Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We're very glad you had such a lovely visit to Canterbury Shaker Village! Your feedback about the guided tour is very helpful -- we want all of visitors to be able to ask questions and interact with their tour guides. We'll be reviewing our scheduling...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you're looking for a place to just relax and enjoy the outdoors and learning about days gone by, this is for you. I love the quietness of Canterbury Shaker Village, regardless of the season (I've been in both summer and fall). Pack some snacks,...More

1  Thank smithtb25
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting tour about a fascinating group of believers who really put their faith into practice. the guide was knowledgeable although could have been more empathetic. Buildings are well preserved and museum interesting. Visited on a Sunday near end of October so parts including...More

1  Thank Ruth J
Rebecca S, Manager at Canterbury Shaker Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! Due to chilly New Hampshire weather in late fall, we switch to a limited, weekend-only schedule at the end of October. For this upcoming season, we'll be open regular hours (including our Shaker Box Lunch...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a place to visit on a sunny fall day with all the colours out! Add to that a really interesting 75-minute tour, and you have all the ingredients for a nice day out in the country. I knew a little about the Shakers, but...More

2  Thank Rhonda B
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Elizabeth M
Is there an admission charge to see the village, if so, how much?
6 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
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Bearwithcrow
Is the tour of Shaker Village all on foot and how long does it take?
1 October 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
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