Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury

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.

Visitors are encouraged to learn about the life, ideals, values, and history of the Canterbury Shakers through tours, programs, exhibits, research, and publications.

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.
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  • As a history buff , it’s hard to find things to see that’s not your typical tourist trap , so this site was great! The only thing that could be improved is the tour and the shop. The staff in the stor...  more »
  • Our visit was a highlight of the week. We joined the guided tour which visited three buildings. There were 10 in the tour, all ages and everyone seemed pleased. The tour guide was informative and talk...  more »
  • We had a wonderful experience here! We did not know what to expect but the history of this place is amazing and you'll be surprised to learn about some of the inventions the women created not so much out of necessity but out of ingenuity. They were ahead of their time. The guides are full of information and very kind.
  • I can really only comment on the grounds because I was there for a garden festival. I did not go into the museum so I cannot comment on that. As far as the grounds themselves go, they are beautifully maintained and there are plenty of places to explore on the grounds. I especially liked walking to the pond and back, it was a very peaceful and relaxing environment once you got away from the crowds at the festival at self.

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