All tours are included in the price of admission.
|All guided tours are led by trained Village interpreters and are included in the price of admission to the Village.
Shaker Story Tour
This 75-minute tour introduces visitors to the Canterbury Shakers, their daily practices of worship and work, and the ways in which the Shakers impacted mainstream American culture. The tour starts at the Visitor Education Center, includes the Laundry (open by guided tour only), and ends in the Dwelling House Chapel. Much of the tour is outdoors and includes walking on uneven and unpaved ground.
May 6-October 27: daily at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
October 28: 11am & 1pm
October 29-December 3: weekends (including Friday, November 24) at 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm
Meet the Shakers Tour
The Shakers created a thriving community where members lived, worked, and worshipped together. Join a Village interpreter for a 45-60 minute introduction to the Shakers designed for family groups with children aged 5-12. Young visitors will learn about the Shakers’ religious beliefs, examine some of the spaces where the Shakers lived and worked, and participate in hands-on activities.
Funded in Memory of Roger Kosits
May 7-October 27: Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30pm
Special Interest Tour
For 200 years, the Shakers lived, worked, and worshipped at Canterbury Shaker Village, leaving behind an impressive legacy. Each month, this 60-minute tour will examine a different facet of Shaker life, covering topics from Shaker textile manufacturing to the natural landscape of the Village. This tour is intended for visitors already familiar with the basic history and beliefs of the Shakers; ask at the Visitor Education Center for more information about upcoming tour topics.
May 7 -October 27: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 2:00 pm