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Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon

202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
+1 518-794-9100
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Really nice

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
joanie4
A Shaker Museum in the making

The museum is based on the first Shaker settlement in America founded in 1776 by 'Shakers' escaping... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Bob C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
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“shaker life” (2 reviews)
“stone barn” (2 reviews)
“persecution” (2 reviews)
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202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 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 26 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 21 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
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Absolutely must take the guided tour. The tours appear to have a very solid academic/scholarly underpinning and are made very interesting. The tour is a walk to structures but there is some good timeline, objective commentary on the Shakers and fascinating vignettes that stick with...More

2  Thank CTF500
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum provides a deep understanding of this interesting religious movement and their place in 18th and 19th century American history. There are a number of original buildings on the beautiful site. It is open in the Summer. The Museum has guided...More

1  Thank Knyte7
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