Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield

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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 worshipped in the “Shaker Way.”
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 gro...  more »
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  • As an amateur student of the 19th century communal living movements, being able to get a much closer looks at the Shakers and their life was a real treat. The tour guide was amazingly enthusiastic, and was willing to discuss in detail many aspects of Shaker culture, as well as being knowledgeable about how the culture evolved over the years. If you're a student of history, GO GO GO. It's worth it.
  • Finally able to visit and learn what lies behind the great stone walls!
  • Very interesting and in-depth tour. Guides are extremely knowledgeable.
  • Great guide and glimpse into a quiet and productive way of life.
  • We stopped by this museum on the ride home with our 13 and 15 year old sons. The experience with our wonderful tour guide Joe far exceeded our expectations. His knowledge and enthusiasm taught us a great deal. It was a great history lesson. Thank you!

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