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Hours    10 am to 4 pm, seven days a week

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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, featuring The Mount, Chesterwood, Norman Rockwell Museum and Hancock Shaker Village, starts this weekend!  Buy a ticket at Hancock Shaker Village at the regular adult rate of $20 and get $3 off at each of the “icons” museums 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.

Included in regular admission at HSV:   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, and extensive gardens of herbs, flowers and produce. Expert interpreters in many buildings bring the Shaker story to life. 

Before exploring the historic Village, be sure to tour Heaven on Earth, an introductory exhibition of Shaker furniture and artifacts in our Main Gallery, and watch Your Visit, the short film about the Shakers, in the theatre behind the Ticket Desk.

Starting Saturday, May 23, the historic buildings on the north side of Route 20 will be open to visitors!  Don’t miss the Meetinghouse, Ministry Shop, Schoolhouse and Horse Barn, as well as the Shaker Cemetery.

Starting Saturday, May 30, Modern Wings & Shaker Roots opens!  This exhibit of large-scale sculpture features the work of four artists.  To locate them, just follow the blue triangles on your Visitor Map!  Modern Wing & Shaker Roots is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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. 

Village highlights:

  • Our expert interpreters give talks in the Brick Dwelling, daily at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Experience the water turbine in the Laundry & Machine Shop, daily at 1 pm
  • Enjoy a live demonstration of Shaker Music and Dance, daily at 1:30 pm
  • Ongoing live demonstrations of traditional Shaker trade crafts in many buildings
  • 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.