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We enjoyed the afternoon even tho it had rained all day. The tour guide was amazing and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great way to spend a day

This was a very interesting way to spend the day. Staff were very informed about the Shakers and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728
+1 603-783-9511
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Canterbury Shaker Village is a museum and historic site. It is one of several Shaker communities founded in the19th century. It is one of the most well-preserved, authentic surviving Shaker settlements. Guide-led and self-guided tours are available daily from late May to mid-October and weekends...More

9  Thank Maurene_K
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I went here with a group of second graders only to experience the worst, rudest tour guides ever. One of them actually said "anything I have to say is 100 times more important than anything you have to say". To a second grader. Talk about...More

5  Thank Kirk B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the afternoon even tho it had rained all day. The tour guide was amazing and very informative. To some the $19 price tag may seen excessive but we understand the expense to keep the place running.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting way to spend the day. Staff were very informed about the Shakers and our guide was also friendly and amusing. One of the highlights of my trip to this part of the USA.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Canterbury Shaker Village is a lovely place to visit while in this area of New Hampshire. Found the $19 per person admission a bit high, as most of the buildings in the village were not open that day. We were particularly interested in the...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Learning, reflection and renewal are part of Canterbury's mission statement. It is amazing to me how the people who are intent on preserving the Shaker's historical legacy are also able to take that legacy and gift it to those of us in the present. Your...More

Thank REJ810
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Definitely latch on to a tour for lots of knowledgeable commentary and insight about the Shakers and their community. If this doesn't interest you, what will? Feels like there was lots more to see and discover and we spent a good 3-4 hours there. Lunch...More

Thank bobJ5472DS
Reviewed 8 October 2018

One of the stops on our Country Heritage tour was the Shaker Village. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining the Shaker beliefs and lifestyle. I enjoyed going through the buildings and hearing the stories. Well worth the time to stop there. We bought soup...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk around and see how the Shakers lived. We hit this on a weekend with many crafters there

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

very beautiful, reasonable pricing , helpful and nice staff, full of great buildings and information to learn

1  Thank yotatiller
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The entry price was very reasonable and the combined welcome center, gift shop, and upstairs museum of Shaker furniture and art was well designed and integrated into an old carriage barn. I thought the gift shop here was a bit better than the gift shop...More

Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 18 August 2018

It's very puzzling to me how this historic piece of American history and the most intact Shaker village in the US has been allowed to deteriorate. The non-profit organization that was organized in1969 has certainly allowed this jewel to become neglected and in desperate need...More

3  Thank GHMalone
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18 August 2018|
Response from Bubba_da_Traveler1 | Reviewed this property |
I have been in the Fall and the foliage, coupled with pond in the back is gorgeous. Unfortunately maintenance is a challenge for most of the New York/New England Shaker Villages I have visited. Hancock is the best... More
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6 October 2015|
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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
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