Guided Tours and Visiting
We are closely following state and federal guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Village buildings remain closed, we are currently offering guided outdoor private tours, available by appointment. Please see our calendar for more tour information and upcoming events. Additionally, the Village grounds remain open 7 days a week, and you are welcome to visit and walk the trails and paths. Social distancing is in place and masks are required for all visitors. No registration required.
May 9 – October 25
Outdoors, Daily, all day long
Outdoor Guided Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2 pm
October 26 – November 22
Outdoors, Daily, all day long
Guided Outdoor Private Tours, available by appointment.
Check our calendar of events for admission
rates on special event days. Learn more
Members are free!
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General admission includes access to all
guided tours, exhibits, and self-guided areas
for two consecutive days.
May 9 – September 4
Self-Guided Outdoor Tours are Free!
When Buildings Open, Prices are:
Adults | $20
All Youth and Young Adults age 25 and under are Free!
Groups of 10+ people are eligible for reduced rates with advance appointment. Learn more
Making the Most of Your Visit
Visitors should allow at least two to three hours to experience the beauty of the Village and its exhibits and tours. It is easily possible to spend an entire day exploring the Village.
As a museum with both indoor and outdoor components, please be prepared for the weather on the day of your visit. Our footpaths are dirt and gravel; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Most of our historic buildings have neither heating nor air conditioning. Please dress in layers of clothing or bring an extra jacket if visiting in the spring or fall.
The Village also has a network of nature trails that crisscross its nearly 700 acre site. The best marked trail takes visitors around Turning Mill Pond, where they can see the historic Pump House, beaver dams and human dams, and enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful and serene site. The trail takes about 30 minutes to walk. Trail maps are available at admissions.
Personal photography without flash is allowed throughout the Village. Tripods are not allowed inside historic buildings. View our Photography Policy for more information.
We strive to make the Village welcoming to all visitors. However, due to the historic character of the Village, accessibility is limited. Buildings with ramp access to the first floor include the Creamery Café, Carriage House, Dwelling House Chapel, Hubbard Education Center, Infirmary, Laundry, School House, and Syrup Shop. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in the Hubbard Education Center. Guests with mobility issues should inquire at the Museum Store regarding discounted admission.
Canterbury Shaker Village is located 20 minutes north of Concord, New Hampshire, 60 minutes west of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and approximately 90 minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts.
From the South | Route 93 North to Exit 15E, Route 393 East. Take Exit 3, Route 106 North. Take a left off the exit. Continue north on Route 106 for 6.6 miles. Turn left at Shaker Road. Proceed 2.7 miles to the Village.
From the East | Route 4 West. Merge onto Route 393 West towards Concord, NH. Take Exit 3, Route 106 North. Take a right off the exit. Continue north on Route 106 for 6.6 miles. Turn left at Shaker Road. Proceed 2.7 miles to the Village.
From the North | Route 93 South to exit 18 and follow signs approximately 7 miles to the Village.
From Laconia/Lakes Region | Route 106 south approximately 15 miles. Turn right at Shaker Road. Proceed 2.7 miles to the Village.