Hours & Admissions


Visit Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England (get directions). Guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking grounds offer you more than you can do in a day.

All exhibits, guided tours, self-guided tours, craft demonstrations, special events, and access to the Village grounds are included in the price of admission. Click here to view our calendar of events and programs.

2014 Hours

Museum Exhibits & Tours

Weekends in May: 10:00 – 5:00 pm.

Daily, May 26-October 24 & October 26: 10:00-5:00 pm

Weekends in November: 10:00-4:00 pm

Museum Store Hours

Daily, May 1– October 24 & October 26: 10:00– 5:00 pm (open October 25 from 10:00-8:00pm during Ghost Encounters)
Daily, October 27– December 23: 10:00– 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 6 & 13: Open till 8:00 pm for Christmas at Canterbury
The store will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
You may place an order by calling 603-783-9511 ext. 221; for more information about the Store, click here.

Administrative Offices

Year-round, Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 5:00. Located in the Visitor Center, the business offices of Canterbury Shaker Village are open year-round.


Admissions is located on the main floor of the Visitors Center. Admission fees support the preservation of the Village, its collections, and visitor programs. General admission includes all guided tours, exhibits, and self-guided areas. Tickets are good for two consecutive days, except on special event days. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for reduced rates with advance appointment: no additional discounts apply. Dates and times are flexible for private groups with reservations. Please call the Village at 603-783-9511 ext. 284 for more information or click here to contact us.

Pets, other than service animals, are not allowed in the Village.


Members are free. Become a member today!

Type Rate
Adults $17; $10 in month of November
Youth (ages 6-17) $8
Children (ages 5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults and 2 or more children, ages 6 to 17) $42
Adult Groups (20 or more adults) $13 per person with advance reservation.


Blue Star Museum Participating Member

th2NWBY53GCanterbury Shaker Village welcomes active duty military, National Guard and Reserve miltary personnel and their family members to the museum free of charge from From Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) through Labor Day (September 1, 2014). Please identify yourself with your military identification to the admission staff and thank you for your service to our country.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Joining Forces, MetLife Foundation and museums across the country. To find a participating museum near you, visit the Blue Star Families website.


Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution supported by admissions, memberships, gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and sales of gifts, crafts, and food.