Encouraging a Sense of Wonder through Exploration and Discovery
For families with children, Canterbury Shaker Village offers family tours, the Family Activity Center, workshops that encourage adult/child participation, and special event activities.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Canterbury Shaker Village has nearly 700 acres of forests, fields, gardens, and ponds under permanent conservation easement, as well as the Turning Mill Pond trail to explore.
Enjoy a Day Together
In the Power House Family Activity Center, children can try hands-on crafts, play games and dress up as 19th-century Shakers. Children can also browse through our collection of books on the Shakers, nature, farming, as well as some classics. The Center is open May to October. Responsible adults must accompany children at all times in the Center.
Enjoy miles of trails or a leisurely walk around the pond. Maps of the Turning Mill Pond Trail are available at the Admissions Desk. This trail includes forest, field and pond habitats, beaver lodges, the historic Pump Mill, and remnants of the Shaker mill pond system. It is an engaging visit into the Shaker Village’s natural world.
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