Shaker Mercantile offers an eclectic selection of artisanal goods like handcrafted oval boxes, luxury soaps and lotions, handmade jewelry, clothing, cookbooks, local jams and honey, artwork, and toys. During our Phase 1 opening, some of our favorite products are on view in the windows of the Brick Poultry House, where you can browse outdoors, place your order, and pick up curbside. Visit our online store here, or take a virtual tour of the store here.


Great news! Hancock Shaker Village is now open in a controlled and limited way, in compliance with the Massachusetts Phase One Reopening Plan for outdoor recreation. Our new hours are Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–3 pm. This schedule will be in place until at least early July, when Phase 3 is tentatively slated to begin per direction from Governor Baker. Safety is our number-one priority, and we know it’s yours, too. Please read our FAQ and safety guidelines before your visit.

As required by Phase 1, only our outside spaces are open; all buildings are closed. To keep our visitors safe and abide by state guidelines, pre-purchased admissions are required for a specific date and entry time. Click here to reserve your time slot, or call 413.443.0188. Members and children ages 12 and under are always free, but everyone must register in advance. To become a member, click here.

We have so much to do outdoors, especially visits with our beloved baby animals. Lambs, kids, calves, and their mothers are in new outdoor fenced-in areas. Newborn piglets (too young yet to be outdoors) are viewable from the windows in the Dairy Ell—and who can resist Veruca, our 1,400-pound pig?

Our abundance of wide-open spaces includes walking trails overlooking the historic village and a 5-acre garden. We have created a one-way route through the barnyard and Village, plus the option to take a walk on the 1-mile Farm & Forest Trail. The route is well-marked, with signs indicating where you can stop to enjoy our animals.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during our reopening, and for your support!

A living history museum in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts,
Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations.

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

Editors’ Choice Award – Best Historical Experience



See the miracle of birth in the barn as Farmer Billy assists in the delivery of twin goats.

Watch Farmer Billy talk about our newest arrivals, recorded live on Easter Sunday.

Getting Married?

The simplicity of our Shaker farm and the timeless historic village provide the perfect backdrop for any wedding. 

Click here for more information on available wedding packages.

To discuss wedding options or arrange a personal tour, email us at or call 413.443.0188.


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