Shop, Eat & Stay

The Village Store

Stop by the Village Store and discover distinctive, artisan-quality goods made with Shaker-inspired workmanship and ingenuity. Take home an oval box, basket or broom, many of which are handmade in the workshops at the Village. Textiles, soaps, candles and cards are also available, along with a selection of locally-made maple syrup, chocolates and other specialty foods.

Store Hours  |  Current
Tuesdays — Sundays, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

The store is also open during some special events, and by appointment any day of the week. To inquire about items for sale or make an appointment, please call 603-783-9511, ext. 221, or email shop@shakers.org and we will be happy to help.

Dining and Cultural Options

The best way to experience the Village is to relax and spend some time — Bring a picnic lunch and find a spot on our beautiful Meeting House lawn, or at one of the picnic tables throughout the Village. There are also light snacks available at The Village Store. 

If you prefer, there are many options for dining near the Village. You might enjoy the Fox Country Smokehouse, a fixture in Canterbury for over 50-years and just four miles from the Village. The Canterbury Country Store in Canterbury Center is a traditional general store and in addition to staples, features the products of more than 40 local craftspeople and businesses.

Most weekend afternoons, Canterbury Aleworks is open. Experience its unique brewery building and cozy tasting room or, just up Shaker Road, visit Cold Garden Spirits distillery.

At the southern end of Shaker Road in Loudon, 3 miles from the Village, you’ll find two go-to local eateries: the Eggshell Restaurant and Brookside Pizza.

The Canterbury Farmer’s Market is held every Wednesday from 4 – 6:30 pm, located at 9 Center Road in Canterbury.

To the north of the Village, you’ll find an array of restaurants and an outlet mall in Tilton, at Exit 20 off Interstate 93.

Concord, New Hampshire’s capital city, is about 20 minutes south of the Village and offers a lively restaurant and cultural arts scene that includes the Capitol Center for the Arts, Red River Theatres, the NH Historical Society, and the McAuliffe/Shephard Discovery Museum. Easy access from the Village is via Shaker Road south to Route 106 and I-393.

Where to Stay

Canterbury Center Bed & Breakfast’s historic guest house is conveniently located in the picturesque Center of Canterbury, centrally located in mid-state Merrimack County, New Hampshire, and easily accessible from Interstate 93 and Route 132. 

The Historic Nutmeg Inn B&B is located just 5 minutes away from downtown Meredith and beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, the Nutmeg Inn’s provenance dates back to 1763 as the Eliphalet Rawlings Homestead.