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The babies are HERE!….  Join us now for Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm.  Meet tiny lambs, baby goats and calves, adorable piglets, and sweet baby chicks and ducks in the iconic Round Stone Barn and adjacent farm buildings.



10 am to 4 pm, seven days a week

Members are always FREE!  Join today.



Adults    $20 (many discounts apply)

Seniors   $18

Youths  (ages 13-17)   $8

HSV Members  FREE

Children (12 and under) FREE

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We offer Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tours every day and twice daily on weekends, through May 3. Board the hay-wagon for a tour of the Village and a private meet-and-greet with the baby animals.  A special treat, offered only by advance reservation.  Click on Programs & Events, then Baby Animals. 

Included in regular admission    Access to our authentic Shaker site with 750 acres of rolling pasture and woodlands and our walkable Village with 20 historic buildings, including the world-famous Round Stone Barn, our farm with heritage-breed animals (including our famous Baby Animals!), and extensive gardens of herbs, flowers and produce. Expert interpreters in many buildings bring the Shaker story to life.  Tour Heaven on Earth, an introductory exhibition of Shaker furniture and artifacts in our Main Gallery.  Watch our short film on the Shakers at the Visitor Center.  Shop for oval boxes and other handcrafted items in our Village Store, (also available online) and dine in the Village Harvest Cafe, open every day for lunch and snacks.  And these highlights:

  • Tours of the Brick Dwelling, daily at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Demonstration of the water turbine, daily at 1 pm in the Laundry & Machine Shop
  • Live demonstration of Shaker music and dance, daily at 1:30 pm
  • Live demonstrations of traditional Shaker trade crafts in many buildings
  • Ongoing children’s activities in the Discovery Barn
  • Miles of hiking trails, including the Farm & Forest Trail
  • 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.

Click here to see all admission discounts.

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.