Touring the Village

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Canterbury Shaker Village offers a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. Your visit to the village will include choices of guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking scenery.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a wonderful place to visit, rain or shine. Visitors are encouraged to allow at least two to three hours to experience the beauty of the Village and its exhibits and demonstrations. Our many choices of tours, interactive activities, and programs easily allow for hours of recreation, education, and enjoyment.

Our footpaths are dirt and gravel throughout the museum, therefore comfortable walking shoes are recommended. If you plan to view our acres of ponds, fields, and hiking trails, it is recommended that you wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Our historic structures are not air conditioned, and during the spring and fall months, we recommend additional layers of clothing as many of the buildings are not heated.