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Hours & Tickets

Historic Village, farm, museum and store are open daily, including holidays, from 10 am to 5 pm through October 30

Full-service Village Harvest Cafe open 11 am to 4 pm

General Admission

Adults    $20 ($18 for Seniors, AAA members, MTA cardholders, and active and retired U.S. Military)

Youth     $ 8 (ages 13-17) 

Children (12 and under) are FREE on family visits, courtesy of    BB_ameb_Pos_4C

Members can visit anytime for FREE!  Join today.

Friday, August 5, is FREE FUN FRIDAY at Hancock Shaker Village, courtesy of Highland Street Foundation 


Upcoming!  Discovery Weekends

August 6 & 7     Age of Iron, Age of Wood  features demonstrations galore of traditional woodworking and blacksmithing by visiting experts and HSV’s own veteran craftspeople.  Included in regular admission.

October 15 & 16    Food for Thought  features a variety of talks and demonstrations on food, including sessions on home-brewed beer, cheese-making and more.  Included in regular admission.

Go deeper — learn a new skill or make something special. Download our schedule of fee-based Workshops.    

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From Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, American Icons provides discount ticketing with The Mount, Chesterwood, Norman Rockwell Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. Here’s how the program works: Buy a ticket at Hancock Shaker Village at the regular adult rate of $20, and get $3 off at each of the subsequent “icons” you visit!  Just show your HSV receipt at the next museum and ask for the American Icons discount. Offer valid on full-price adult admission only — Icons cannot be combined with other discounts.

Our authentic 10-acre walkable Shaker village features 20 historic buildings, including the iconic Round Stone Barn, a working farm with heritage-breed animals, and extensive gardens of vegetables, herbs and flowers — all surrounded by 750 acres of rolling pasture and woodlands.  

Museum educators and expert crafts demonstrators in many buildings bring the Shaker story to life!  At the Visitor Center, experience Heaven on Earth, an exhibit of Shaker furniture and artifacts in our Main Gallery.  Watch Your Visit, a short film about the Shakers, in the theatre behind the Ticket Desk.  Across Route 20  Visit the Meetinghouse, Ministry Shop, Schoolhouse, Horse Barn, and Shaker Cemetery — be sure to use the designated crosswalk only.  Shop for oval boxes and other handcrafted items in our Village Store, (also available online) and dine in our full-service Village Harvest Cafe, open every day for lunch and snacks.

DAILY  TALKS, TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS  (included in admission)

  • 11 am       Learn about the Shakers on the Interpreter Talk in the Brick Dwelling
  • 12 Noon  Explore the Round Stone Barn and our glorious gardens on the Farm & Garden Tour
  • 1 pm        Go with the flow! Watch the water turbine at work in the Laundry & Machine Shop
  • 1-3 pm     Kids, try your hand at a make-&-take craft activity in the Discovery Barn
  • 1:30 pm   Watch a live demonstration of Shaker Music & Dance in the Brick Dwelling
  • 2-4 pm     Visit the Schoolhouse (across Route 20) to see if you make the grade!
  • 3 pm         Learn about the Shakers on the Interpreter Talk in the Brick Dwelling
  • 4 pm         Shaker Music (short program) in the Brick Dwelling
  • 4:30 pm   Go with the flow! Watch the water turbine at work in the Laundry & Machine Shop


Be sure to…

  • Watch ongoing demonstrations of black-smithing, oval box-making and other traditional Shaker crafts
  • Make the most of our hiking trails — our Farm & Forest Trail is perfect for baby strollers!
  • Relax and enjoy our indoor and outdoor picnic areas


Walking tour map is available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Or rent our Audio Tour for $2, available in English, German, French and Italian. Your Visit, our orientation video, is captioned in English for the hearing impaired.  A script version is also available — just ask at the Ticket Desk.

GUIDED TOURS  Go to Programs & Events for the complete schedule.

DISABLED ACCESS   The Visitor Center, Center for Shaker Studies, restrooms, galleries, Village Store, Village Harvest Cafe and all meeting spaces at Hancock Shaker Village are wheelchair accessible.  Compact-dirt pathways and wooden boardwalks throughout the Village provide access to the gardens and grounds, as well as the mile-long Farm & Forest Trail, which also features interpretive signage. Some buildings in the historic Village are wheelchair accessible via ramp, including the Round Stone Barn and the Trustees’ Office & Store. Keep in mind, however, that most buildings in the historic Village are NOT wheelchair accessible.  Wheelchairs are available free of charge with advance reservation — just call 413.443.0188 x 100.

PETS   Because Hancock Shaker Village is a working farm with livestock and poultry, pets are not allowed on the Village grounds. Service dogs are welcome, however.