To schedule a Specialty Tour, please call 413.443.0188, x 100, or contact us by email.
Don a Shaker bonnet or hat and experience the historic Village the way a Shaker child might have in the mid-1800s. Guided by a special museum educator, children engage in work, play and other activities of Shaker children from more than a century ago, including 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 from 11 am to 12:30 pm every Friday and Saturday in the month of August 2016. Limit: 10 children per tour. A parent or chaperone must accompany. Rates include general admission for the day: $15 Child, $30 Adults (HSV Members: Adult $10 / Child of Member $13)
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.
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.
This introduction to Shaker spiritual life includes discussion of the dual godhead, the second coming of “the Christ” and other elements of Shaker worship, along with simple-to-perform songs and dances. Using the Village’s outstanding collection of art and artifacts, the tour also explores the progressive positions Shakers held on social justice, including slavery, pacifism, poverty and gender equality. 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.