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10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week

Members are always FREE!  Join today.

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Tickets

Adults    $20 (many discounts apply)

Seniors   $18

Youths  (ages 13-17)   $8

HSV Members  FREE

Children (12 and under) FREE

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The American Icons discount ticket program features The Mount, Chesterwood, Norman Rockwell Museum and Hancock Shaker Village.  Buy a ticket at Hancock Shaker Village at the regular adult rate of $20 and get $3 off at each “icon” museum you visit!  Just show your HSV receipt at the next museum and ask for the American Icons discount. Offer valid through Columbus Day 2015 on full-price adult admission only; cannot be combined with other discounts.

Regular admission includes:   Our authentic Shaker site has 750 acres of rolling pasture and woodlands surrounding a walkable Village with 20 authentic historic buildings, including the world-famous Round Stone Barn, a farm with heritage-breed animals, and extensive gardens of herbs, flowers and produce. 

Chat with expert interpreters and crafts demonstrators in many buildings. They bring the Shaker story to life!

At the Visitor Center:  Be sure to see Heaven on Earth, an exhibition of Shaker furniture and artifacts in our Main Gallery, and watch Your Visit, a short film about the Shakers, in the theatre behind the Ticket Desk.

On the north side of Route 20 (cross only at the designated crosswalk) you’ll find the Meetinghouse, Ministry Shop, Schoolhouse and Horse Barn, as well as the Shaker Cemetery.

Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, an exhibit of large-scale sculpture included in regular admission, features the work of four visiting artists.  To locate the art installations, follow the blue triangles on your Visitor Map!  Modern Wing & Shaker Roots, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is on view through November 1.

Shop for oval boxes and other handcrafted items in our Village Store, (also available online). Dine in the Village Harvest Cafe, open every day for lunch and snacks. 

Highlights:

  • Learn about the Shakers at an interpreter’s talk, every day at 11 am and again at 3 pm in the Brick Dwelling
  • Join the Farm & Garden Tour, every day at noon, to explore the Round Stone Barn and HSV’s glorious gardens!
  • Experience a demonstration of the water turbine in the Laundry & Machine Shop, every day at 1 pm
  • Enjoy a live demonstration of Shaker Music and Dance, every day at 1:30 pm, in the Brick Dwelling
  • Watch ongoing demonstrations of traditional Shaker trade crafts in many buildings, including wood-working on Tuesdays in the Tannery
  • Join in the fun!  Ongoing children’s activities in the Discovery Barn
  • Make the most of our miles of hiking trails, including the Farm & Forest Trail
  • Relax and stay a while at our indoor and outdoor picnic areas

 

Walking tour map available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Rent our Audio Tour for $2, available in English, German, French and Italian.

iPad stations in several locations in the Village take you deeper into the Shaker story.

Go to Programs & Events for information about Shaker Adventures and other guided tours. Advance reservation required.

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 includes interpretive signage. Some of our historic buildings are wheelchair accessible via ramp, including the Round Stone Barn, however most are not.

Hancock Shaker Village’s orientation video is captioned in English for the hearing impaired. A script version is also available.

Wheelchairs are available free of charge with advance reservation. Call 413.443.0188 x 100.

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