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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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  • I visited the Enfield Shaker Museum and had a totally good time. The interpreter gave a very good tour of the site. There was a couple from Wisconsin and me on the tour. It started at 11:00 AM and las...  more »
  • Recently attended a wedding here, and it's beautiful. The staff were very friendly & helpful when making accommodations. Great fields and views for a wedding or reception.  more »
  • The fact of the matter is quite an eye-opener. It's amazing that this great country provided opportunities for beliefs of every kind and style. But Time is the toll-taker that determines the longevity...  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.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful construction and the scenery is great. Attended a wedding here and it was gorgeous.