Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child! Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!
Tour runs 11 am to 12:30 pm every Friday and Saturday through August 30. Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note, a parent or chaperone must accompany. $15 Child, $30 Adults (HSV Members: Adult $10 / Child of Member $13) includes general admission for the day.
For more information or to schedule a tour call 413.443.0188, x 0, contact us by email, or inquire at the admissions desk.
Attics & Basements
This all-access guided tour offers the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into rarely seen areas of the Village’s most significant historic buildings. Click the button for dates, times and prices.
Intro to Hancock Shaker Village
Includes a brief history of the Village and tours of the Round Stone Barn and Brick Dwelling. Call for prices and schedule.
An introduction to Shaker spiritual life that includes discussion of the dual godhead, second coming of “the Christ” and other elements of Shaker worship, along with simple-to-perform songs and dances. The tour also explores the Shakers’ progressive positions on social justice, including slavery, pacifism, poverty and gender equality, using the Village’s outstanding collection of art and artifacts. Call for prices and schedule.
An overview of Shaker architecture and the Village’s built environment that takes a closer look at the Brick Dwelling, the Round Stone Barn and other significant structures. Call for prices and schedule.
The Shakers valued natural resources. This tour focuses on solar and water power, “green” architecture and sustainable agriculture, exploring how each impacted life in the Village. Call for prices and schedule.