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Enfield Shaker Museum

447 Nh Route 4a, Check in at the Gift Shop in the Great Stone Dwelling, Enfield, NH 03748-3503
+1 603-632-4346
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A great place to visit to learn about the Shakers

The Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 225 years. At its peak in the mid-19th century... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Les F
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Boylston, Massachusetts
Very inventive community

The museum was just opening for the season so not everything was ready to go but we had a good... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
MOBX
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Foster City, California
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Nestled in a valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake, in Enfield, New Hampshire, the Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 200 years. At its peak in the mid 19th century, the community was home to three "Families" of Shakers. They practiced equality of the sexes and races, celibacy, pacifism and communal ownership of property. Shakers farmed over 3,000 acres of land, educated children in model schools and worshiped in the "Shaker Way." Today, their story is preserved by the Enfield Shaker Museum. • Tour the Great Stone Dwelling, the largest Shaker dwelling house ever constructed and home to the Museum. • Discover a world of faith and harmony through the Museum's collection of Shaker furniture, tools, clothing, photographs and agricultural implements. • Explore the Museum's herb and flower gardens, fields and hills. • Enjoy exhibits, special programs, concerts, guided tours and craft demonstrations. • Hike to the Shaker Feast Ground for a spectacular vista of the Shaker Village nestled along Mascoma Lake. • Shop at the Gift Shop, filled with Shaker-inspired reproductions, books, local crafts and farm products, as well as products from the Museum's renowned herb garden.
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447 Nh Route 4a, Check in at the Gift Shop in the Great Stone Dwelling, Enfield, NH 03748-3503
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over 225 years. At its peak in the mid-19th century, the community was home to 3 families of Shakers. After 130 years of worship, communal living, farming and manufacturing, declining membership forced the Shakers to close their...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The museum was just opening for the season so not everything was ready to go but we had a good visit. Our tour guide was Lisa and she was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The rise and fall of the community is very interesting and along...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A wonderful glimpse into a piece of American history. This religion was doomed to fail, but this piece has been wonderfully preserved and gives us a view of life at that time, nearly 200 years ago.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I visited the Enfield Shaker Village Museum in Enfield, New Hampshire on Monday, September 25th, while vacationing in New Hampshire. We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was both very educational and interesting. The introductory film provides good background information on...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We saw the sign and thought this might be interesting. It did not disappoint. The guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We did get there a bit late so we didn't have time to walk all of the grounds, but the main building includes lots...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Did not know anything about the Shakers prior to visiting. What an interesting religion and example of one of their colonies. Was very impressed with their use of technology for the time period. Highly recommended for those interested in learning about other religious sects.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

in fairness since I spent so many years living in Amish country in Pa my expectation for a museum with a cost would have included more than what was offered. The buildings were authentic and it gives us a glance at how the shakers lived...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The Enfield Shaker Museum was a pleasant day trip. The buildings are lovely, especially the Mary Keane Chapel. We also explored the gardens - they use the herbs and flowers from the garden to make tea that is sold in thrusrum store.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I visited the Enfield Shaker Museum and had a totally good time. The interpreter gave a very good tour of the site. There was a couple from Wisconsin and me on the tour. It started at 11:00 AM and lasted until about 2:00 PM. The...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Recently attended a wedding here, and it's beautiful. The staff were very friendly & helpful when making accommodations. Great fields and views for a wedding or reception.

Thank marsharose14
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