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Open daily 10-4 

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

Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Fun on the Hancock Shaker Village farm for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Get to know the farmyard at with our weekly program for young children and their families. Each Thursday, meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Village’s Discovery Barn. All children must[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Meet our farm staff as they care for our animals and plants. Watch a sheep pedicure. Explore the recently-opened manure level of the Round Stone Barn. Visit our pigs in their new outdoor pen and find out what it takes to move pigs outdoors. Discover why pollinators are important—and how you can attract them to[...]
Jun 23 @ 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, August 25 
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Learn basic blacksmithing skills by making several projects of your choice using traditional blacksmith’s tools and techniques in a coal-fired forge.  Students begin by making several hooks to learn how to manage the forge fire, heat the stock, shape the steel with hammer and anvil, and finish.  Students may then move on to more advanced[...]
6:00 pm
Time placed him “in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H.L. Mencken and W.C. Fields.” The New York Times compares him to Mark Twain and James Thurber. His one-man show was described by The New Yorker as “the most humorous and engaging fifty minutes in town.” The author of twenty-four books, and a regular[...]
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Meet our farm staff as they care for our animals and plants. Watch a sheep pedicure. Explore the recently-opened manure level of the Round Stone Barn. Visit our pigs in their new outdoor pen and find out what it takes to move pigs outdoors. Discover why pollinators are important—and how you can attract them to[...]

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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