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DAILY 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.

GRATEFUL SHAKER SUPPER

Saturday, November 26, 6pm, savor a candlelit harvest dinner in the Brick Dwelling, where Shakers ate communally beginning in 1830. The menu reflects that the harvest is in – from the garden just steps away – and autumn’s bounty is at its peak.  Meet our farmer, Bill Mangiardi. He’ll share his farming secrets. (Plus, who wants to cook?)

WHEN THE SPIRITS MOVED THEM, THEY MOVED (2018) 

When the Spirit Moved Them, They Moved a three-in-one channel video created by artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly with cinematography and sound design by Adam Hogan. Screening daily 10-4. Included in admission/FREE to members.

THE MASTHEADS

Explore (and write in!) five studios that architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of authors who wrote in Pittsfield and connect with the region’s literary history. Make a week day studio reservation.

HAUNTED HANCOCK TOURS

An after-hours, spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village by lantern light, hear true tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement.  Tours are 90 minutes and are recommended for those aged 12 and older.

HALLOWEEN AT HANCOCK

Wear your costume for trick-or-treating throughout the village, and learn how Shakers celebrated Halloween…if you dare. Expect ghost stories and fortune telling. You will find face painting, balloon art, and bobbing for doughnuts. Create your own animal mask (scary or sweet), and decorate a pumpkin.

THE BEST AND THE WURST

Taste the best regional brews and enjoy old-world (and Shaker-style) sausage made with Berkshire- and Hudson Valley-sourced meats.

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

Editors’ Choice Award – Best Historical Attraction

Upcoming Events

10:00 am
Screening daily October 13th-November 12th Panel discussion Nov 10th at 4 pm with reception at 5 pm INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved (2018) Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and[...]
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited[...]
10:00 am
Screening daily October 13th-November 12th Panel discussion Nov 10th at 4 pm with reception at 5 pm INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved (2018) Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and[...]
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited[...]
10:00 am
Screening daily October 13th-November 12th Panel discussion Nov 10th at 4 pm with reception at 5 pm INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved (2018) Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and[...]
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited[...]

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.

Please contact the Event Coordinator directly. CSpara@hancockShakerVillage.org or call 413443.0188 x273.

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