Shaker Heritage Society, Albany

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Site of the first Shaker community. Nine historic buildings, herb garden, walking trails. Small museum with a great gift shop in a bucolic setting adjacent to Albany Airport.
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  • This is a historic settlement from the late 1800's into the 20th century. Most of the important buildings are still in place, with a good audio tour available. During the Christmas season, they hold a...  more »
  • The exhibit is one room that details the start of the Shaker Movement in America and continues through its last years. Well done. Informative.  more »
  • We got lucky and came during their Christmas market which was completely OK. The way it works in the rest of the season is hard to say. A room with a comprehensive history was interesting. Not worth a detour, but one is in the North of Albany, it can be exciting to hear about an odd religious and together. Extremely fair, equal and ahead of its time.
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  • This place is a neat museum. They have craft fairs from time to time with local artists and crafters putting their wares on display. The ladies in the gift shop were very nice and wrapped our items at no extra charge.
  • the shaker society was a amazing place to visit and see all the shaker memorabilia and too see the the meeting house and all the pictures all the different families. Definetly a must see to experience the heritage of the shakers and the lives they lived!!!!!!!
  • Great place to stop in and browse around. There is a small store with unique gifts. Make sure you walk around the grounds. Ann Lee pond is just around the corner with fun level well marked trails.
  • The staff is very nice, but there's little to see or learn. Other Shaker sites are better. I liked Hancock MA, Canterbury NH, and Sabbath Day ME.
  • Great Display, we learned a lot.
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