Hancock Shaker Village is open from early April through October each year. Guided tours are available for groups with advance reservations.
The historic grounds of Hancock Shaker Village are open for the 2013 season, along with the Village Harvest Cafe and Village Store. Village Store shopping is also available online. The modern facilities in our Visitors Center are available for meeting and event rentals year round.
To welcome our foreign visitors, a walking tour map and orientation video are available in French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Our Audio Tour is available for $2, and is presented in English, German, French and Italian.
April 13 – October 27
10:00am – 4:00pm April 13-June 30
10:00am – 5:00pm July 1-October 27
Adults – $18
Youth ages 13-17 – $8
Children 12 and under - FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) Courtesy of :
Hancock Shaker Village Members - FREE
Admission Rates are subject to change. AAA, Military, Senior and MTA discounts are available.
American Icons Passes are available from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of October, offering discounted admission to any combination of Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood and The Mount. Visit two, three or all four sites and save!
A NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY: Hancock Shaker Village strives to make the Village as accessible as possible while maintaining the site’s historic integrity. The Visitors Center (which includes restrooms, galleries, the Village Store and Village Harvest Cafe, as well as meeting space) are wheelchair accessible. Some historic buildings can be entered via ramp with a wheelchair, including the Round Stone Barn. However, because of the historic nature of the site, most of the historic buildings do not have ramps.
Compacted dirt pathways and wooden boardwalks throughout the Village provide access to the gardens and grounds. There is also an accessible Farm & Forest Trail with interpretive signage, which is a one-mile hard packed loop through the woods just to the South of our property. Wheelchairs are available at no charge, advance reservation is advised. An orientation video is captioned in English for the hearing impaired, and an English script is available for all videos shown in the Village.
If you have additional questions about access, please contact us at 413.443.0188. We look forward to welcoming you to the Shakers’ City of Peace!
A NOTE ABOUT PETS: No pets are allowed at Hancock Shaker Village under any circumstances except for service dogs. We are a working farm, and to protect our livestock and poultry, no pets are allowed on the grounds. Keeping any pet in a vehicle is also potentially harmful and can be fatal, even with windows cracked. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, and appreciate your cooperation.