10 am-4 pm

Go back in time, forward in thought: Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations.

A living history museum in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.


Sunday, November 24, 2-4 pm
Join uber-talented florist Jed Thompson from Township Four for a fun afternoon of holiday wreath-making, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials—some foraged from our property. While crafting, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. TICKETS $80/72 MEMBERS

Friday, November 29, 11 am

Gobble up nature and escape the hectic pace of Black Friday with a peaceful guided walk on our one-mile Farm & Forest Trail. The walk ends in the barnyard, where you can meet our turkeys and say hello to other animals. INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Friday, November 29, 10 am-4 pm
Hate Black Friday? Avoid the crowds and make shopping fun at Shaker Mercantile, a unique store celebrating the region’s best artisans and handcrafted gifts. Enjoy a mimosa while you browse.

Saturday, November 30, 6 pm
A candlelit dinner awaits in the historic Brick Dwelling, where the Shakers ate communally for more than 100 years. Live music accompanies a glorious seasonal feast. After dinner, tour the dwelling to cap off the magical evening. TICKETS $90/81 MEMBERS

Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Grab an ugly sweater, get in the holiday spirit, and join us for live music, a roaring fire, food trucks, cool holiday cocktails, and local beer. $12 COVER AT THE DOOR; wear an ugly sweater and get $2 off.

Sunday, December 1, 10 am-4 pm
Shop in Shaker Mercantile and receive 10% off (some exclusions apply). Make the holidays special with handmade gifts, jams and local honey, artisan jewelry and clothing, accents for the home, a variety of books and toys, and more. Enter to win a gift basket valued at $100.


Are you a gingerbread house aficionado? Or a beginner looking to have some fun in the kitchen? Enter our Hancock Holidays Gingerbread House Contest! The theme is outstanding architecture. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: adult, family, and youth.

Get a list of rules here and an entry form here. Be sure to register by Wednesday, November 27.

(Photo: Fallingwater by Melodie Dearden,

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

Editors’ Choice Award – Best Historical Experience

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: or 413.443.0188 x273.

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