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TODAY 10-5 

Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life
and preserves it for future generations.

Go back in time, forward in thought. Living history museum in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

SHAKERFEST

A new kind of festival curated by Anna & Elizabeth

From food to tours of heirloom medicinal herb gardens, this festival offers numerous experiences to enjoy with the music on August 18.

GOAT YOGA

It’s here to Namaste. Bleat in. Bleat out. We kid you not. You’d better goat used to it.

Bring a mat, towel, and open mind.

EMERGING TASTES

A creative retreat for food leaders on July 19-22.  Explore new flavors, rethink old ones, and realign ourselves with simple values. Cooking and wild-crafting workshops, tastings, hikes & goat yoga, field dinner, live music, emerging edibles, foraging, and skills/knowledge exchange.

Yankee Magazine’s New England Today TRAVEL Best of Massachusetts | 2018

Editors’ Choice Award - Best Historical Attraction

Upcoming Events

Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
9:30 am
Emerging Tastes is a creative three-day retreat to be held on July 19-22, 2018 at Hancock Shaker Village for food influencers and enthusiasts to explore new flavors and rethink old ones. Located in the heart of the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, Hancock Shaker Village is a ‘truly authentic experience,” according to a recent New York Times article, and in the center[...]
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
It’s here to namaste. Bleat in. Bleat out. We kid you not. You’d better goat used to it. Bring a mat, towel, and open mind.   TICKET LINKS: Saturday, May 26  Sunday, May 27  Saturday, June 23  Saturday, July 14  Saturday, July 21 Saturday, August 25  Saturday, September 1 Sunday, September 2 Saturday, October 6[...]
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Youngsters, don a Shaker bonnet or hat for this 90-minute tour as you work and play like an 1800s-era Shaker child. Pick herbs from the Village gardens, ring the Dwelling House bell, write with a quill pen and bake a treat in the Shaker kitchen.  Space is limited. Call to make your reservation 413.443.0188 x0.[...]
6:00 pm
When a really smart historian is funny, lively, and a natural storyteller, magic can happen, especially when he talks about a generation of 19th century dreamers who took it upon themselves to confront the messiness and injustice of a rapidly changing world with a utopian response. In Paradise Now, Chris Jennings offers a spellbinding account[...]
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Autumn Defense, Heather Maloney, and Johnny Irion Saturday, July 21, Doors open 7pm/Show 8pm Longtime Wilco multi-instrumentalists John Stirratt and Pat Sansone have been playing together in their spare time as the American indie rock band The Autumn Defense ever since the idea struck them 18 years ago in New Orleans at the end of Wilco’s Mermaid[...]
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
Youngsters, don a Shaker bonnet or hat for this 90-minute tour as you work and play like an 1800s-era Shaker child. Pick herbs from the Village gardens, ring the Dwelling House bell, write with a quill pen and bake a treat in the Shaker kitchen.  Space is limited. Call to make your reservation 413.443.0188 x0.[...]

Hancock Shaker Village - An Orientation

Bride or groom to be?

Take your wedding vows at Hancock Shaker Village, chosen the "best" wedding venue in the Berkshires by Boston Magazine.

The simplicity of our Shaker farm and the timeless historic village provide the perfect backdrop for any wedding. We offer a variety of rooms to choose from in both modern and historic buildings. Or book our Event Tent, with views of the Round Stone Barn. Go to Host an Event for more information on Wedding Packages.

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