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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  • October 3, 2017
    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 »
  • October 2, 2017
    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 »
  • July 15, 2017
    Did not know anything about the Shakers prior to visiting. What an interesting religion and example of one of their colonies. Was very impressed with their use of technology for the time period. Highl...  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Finally able to visit and learn what lies behind the great stone walls!
  • May 19, 2017
    Very interesting and in-depth tour. Guides are extremely knowledgeable.
  • May 28, 2017
    Great guide and glimpse into a quiet and productive way of life.
  • August 13, 2016
    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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