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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.

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.

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

Editors’ Choice Award - Best Historical Attraction

Upcoming Events

Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau. Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners
Aug 19 @ 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.[...]
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau. Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners
Aug 20 @ 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.[...]
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau. Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners
Aug 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.[...]

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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