Hours & Admissions

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village

Discover Canterbury Shaker Village.
Find inspiration in simplicity.
Explore the beauty of nature.
Let your spirit soar.

Choose from a variety of daily tours led by our helpful staff or explore on your own.

Experience our special events. See the full calendar here.

Shop at our distinctive Carriage House museum store for Shaker-inspired crafts, foods, and gifts.

Stop by the Creamery for lunch or snacks and beverages. Our food is made with fresh local ingredients and honors the Shakers’ love of abundant healthy food. Dine-in or take out. Enjoy the picnic tables and Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the property.

View special exhibits in the Hubbard Center Gallery.

Hike the trails.

Book your meeting or special event.

Group tours are offered at a discounted rate for 20 or more people if booked in advance. School groups may choose from several tour and activity options. Customize your visit and make reservations at 603-783-9511 x. 284 or info@shakers.org.

2020 Hours

Due to COVID-19, opening day is postponed and operating hours for the season have not yet been determined. Scheduled group visits are also postponed for now.

Rebooking requests or new reservations can be booked by emailing the Village; someone will get in touch to confirm your booking. You must receive confirmation before your scheduled tour.

May 9 – September 4: Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm. Guided tours at 11am & 2pm.

September 5 – October 25: Daily, 10am-5pm. Guided tours at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm.

October 26 – November 1: Daily, 10am-4pm. Guided tours at 11am & 2pm.

November 7-8, 14-15, & 21-22: Weekends, 10am-4pm. Guided tours at 11am & 2pm. Self guided exhibits closed.

2020 Rates

Become a member today and enjoy free general admission! General admission includes access to all guided tours, exhibits, and self-guided areas for two consecutive days.

Type Rate
Adults $20; $15 (November 7-22)
Seniors (65+) & Students (w/school ID) $18; $15 (November 7-22)
Youth (ages 6-17) $8; $5 (November 7-22)
Children (ages 5 and under) Free
Family (up to 2 adults w/children) $45
Adult Groups* $14/person
Youth Groups $7/youth; free for school employees; $9/chaperones

*Groups of 20+ people are eligible for reduced rates with advance appointment: no additional discounts apply. To discuss scheduling or to make a reservation for your groups, please call 603-783-9511 x.284 or email info@shakers.org. Customize your visit with a special guided tour. Check our calendar of events for admission rates on special event days.

We are a Blue Star Museum!

Canterbury Shaker Village welcomes active duty military, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their immediate family members to the museum free of charge from Memorial Day (May 25, 2020) through Labor Day (September 7, 2020). Please identify yourself with your military identification to the admission staff and thank you for your service to our country. For Blue Star Museum FAQ’s, visit their website.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a smoke-free environment.
Pets are not allowed in the Village; exceptions made for service animals only.

Photography without flash is welcome throughout the Village for personal use only. Click here to learn more about our photography policy.

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution supported by admissions, memberships, gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and sales of gifts, crafts, and food.