Canterbury Shaker Village Membership

We invite you to join our community and become a Member of Canterbury Shaker Village.

Become a new member, renew your membership, or give a Gift Membership. 

Canterbury Shaker Village is pleased to be a member of the National Association of Reciprocal Museums. We are proud that we can share the benefits of the this partnership with you. See below for details.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark with a resonant sense of place, providing a rich experience for our visitors. Annual Membership is a wonderful way for people who love this unique place to participate in the legacy of the Shakers, who placed a high value on friendship, curiosity, beauty, creativity, and nature. Through your generous support of Membership, you help keep these values alive, while at the same time helping ensure our ability to maintain this beautiful, historically important property for future generations.

Reimagined Memberships in 2023

At the Family Household level, we have a new discount card that has dining, arts & entertainment, health & wellness, and shopping & services discounts for all of New England. Check out the directory here.

At the Friend level you also get a complimentary membership to the National Association of Reciprocal Museums (NARM). It offers free museum entry to over 1,000 museums across the North America. This is a great gift for travelers!

Core Membership Benefits

•   Free admission to Canterbury Shaker Village Smart Phone Tour

•   Free admission on one Indoor Tour per day

•   Discounts at the Museum Store

•   Discounts on Workshops

•   Invitation to Members-Only Special Events

•   Discounted or Free entry to museum partnersa

Membership Registration Form

After you click the button below, you'll be brought to a page to select your membership type and to pay for your membership. Thank you!

Membership Levels

Individual  |  $60
Core Membership benefits plus:

•   Free admission to the Smart Phone Tours for one adult (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•   Free Admission to one Indoor Tour for one adult

Individuals with an interest in the history of New England and its landscape, or with any creative, historical, spiritual, or research interests, will especially benefit from this basic Membership; it makes a great gift for a friend—or for yourself!


Family/Household  |  $80
Core Membership benefits plus:

•    Free admission to the Smart Phone Tours for two adults (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•   Free Admission to one Indoor Tour for two adults

•   New England Discount Card

Families in the region will find many occasions to visit Canterbury Shaker Village, taking in our beautiful setting, gardens, trails—and most importantly our National Historic Landmark architecture and historical narrative, presented in engaging tours, events, and workshops.


Friend  |  $125
Core Membership benefits plus:

•    Free admission to the Smart Phone Tours for four adults (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•   Free admission one Indoor Tour for four adults

•   NARM Membership & Discount Card

At the Friend level of Membership at Canterbury Shaker Village, you help support our most crucial ongoing projects, allowing us to keep our buildings beautiful and our land pristine for future generations. Your Membership will help make this preservation possible, and entitles you to free admission for two adults. 

 

Long Distance  |  $250
Core Membership benefits plus:

•    Admission to the Smart Phone Tours for four adults (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•   Free admission to one Indoor Tour for four adults

•  NARM Membership & Discount Card

•    Private tour for up to four adults, available once annually by appointment

You’re never too far away to enjoy the benefits of membership at Canterbury Shaker Village. Long-Distance Membership holders enjoy all the benefits of a Friend Membership, and get half-price admission for up to four adults, as well as a private tour once annually. Bring the family to Canterbury, less than two hours from Portland, Boston, and the White Mountains, and close to all the Capital Region of New Hampshire has to offer.

 

Shaker Steward  |  $500
Core Membership benefits plus:

•    Free admission to the Smart Phone Tours for six adults (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•    Free admission to one Indoor Tour for six adults

•  NARM Membership & Discount Card

•    Private tour for up to six adults, available once annually by appointment

•    Rental for up to 10 in the Gallery or Garden Barn, available once annually by appointment

Shaker Steward level Members at Canterbury Shaker Village help us continue some of the most exciting aspects of maintaining the village—presenting historical workshops, maintaining our gardens, archives, and collections, and hosting resident artists.  Membership at the Shaker Steward level will help make this dynamic activity possible. Your Membership level will be especially valuable with the private group tour for 6 and the Gallery or Garden Barn rental, to be scheduled through our main office.


Village Visionary |  $1,000

Core Membership benefits plus:

•    Free admission to the Smart Phone Tours for six adults (children and youth may accompany free of charge)

•    Free admission to one Indoor Tour for six adults

•   NARM Membership & Discount Card

•    Private tour with up to 12 adults, available once annually by appointment

•    Rental for up to 20 in the Gallery or Garden Barn, available once annually by appointment

Join us at the Village Visionary level, assuring that your support will honor our history and your creative spirit—allowing you to become an active part of that history through Membership. Village Visionaries will receive all the privileges of membership at Steward level; your additional private tour will be conducted by the Executive Director for any group of up to 12 people.

Please note that if you are a donor of $1,000 or more annually, you will automatically be a Village Visionary. 

If you are a volunteer who would like to become a member, email Jamie Nikstad to get signed up. 

To learn more aboudt becoming a member or for questions, please contact Jamie Nikstad at 603-783-9511  x 221, or email jnikstad@shakers.org.  

Members of Canterbury Shaker Village enjoy reduced or free admission to the following museums. Please note that discounts at museums may change without notice. We strongly encourage members to contact them prior to visiting.

  • Old Sturbridge Village — https://www.osv.org/