Oct
22
Thu
Private Guided Tour
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

A Coat of Heavenly Brightness: A Virtual Conversation @ Online (Zoom)
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Shakers lived in a colorful world. Their architecture, interiors, furniture, and clothing reverberated with surprising brilliancy. At Hancock Shaker Village, artist-in-residence Brece Honeycutt has been exploring the Shaker palette of yellows, blues, reds, and greens, experimenting with natural dyes and pigments she creates from Hancock’s gardens and forests. Moderated by curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo, this conversation will provide an overview of Honeycutt’s ongoing research, mining the collection of Hancock Shaker Village to showcase the colors of the Shakers.

The artist residency is supported by Artists at Work, a new program designed to give artists resources to continue to produce work during the immediate health and economic crisis brought by COVID, and to build new structures and partnerships that will help to sustain the creative sector in a post-pandemic America.

To participate in this free Zoom session, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

Oct
23
Fri
Private Guided Tour
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Haunted Hancock
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get ready for 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 (like the infamous Woman in Black), and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement.

Tours are 90 minutes and are recommended for ages 12 and older. The tour covers about 1/4 mile of property and includes walking up and down several flights of stairs.

Oct
24
Sat
FREE Community Day
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our first Community Day offers free admission for all and a full day of fun, including a Where the Wild Things Are story walk with Berkshire Athenaeum, artist and craft demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, drumming, food, and music, plus visits with the barnyard animals. Our historic buildings will be open for exploration. Advance reservations are encouraged, but not required. Check back for updates!

Sponsored by Avangrid Foundation/Berkshire Gas, Mill Town, and Scott and Ellen Hand.

Haunted Hancock
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get ready for 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 (like the infamous Woman in Black), and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement.

Tours are 90 minutes and are recommended for ages 12 and older. The tour covers about 1/4 mile of property and includes walking up and down several flights of stairs.

Oct
25
Sun
Private Guided Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Oct
29
Thu
Private Guided Tour
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Oct
30
Fri
Private Guided Tour
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.

Haunted Hancock
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get ready for 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 (like the infamous Woman in Black), and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement.

Tours are 90 minutes and are recommended for ages 12 and older. The tour covers about 1/4 mile of property and includes walking up and down several flights of stairs.

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Halloween at the Village
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s a day of spooky fun with a costume contest for kids, ghost stories, a scavenger hunt, and a free goody bag handout (while supplies last). All activities included with admission.

While you’re here, be sure to visit the animals in the barnyard, tour the buildings in the historic village, and take a peaceful one-mile walk on the Farm and Forest Trail.

Private Guided Tour
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Looking for a fun and enriching experience to share with friends, family, or a group? A private tour is ideal for families, individuals, lifelong learners, or those seeking unique adventure. Inspiring instructors provide an insider’s view, with more than 200 years of extraordinary history in the making. Private guided tours are 75 minutes, with up to 9 participants. Choose from one of three topics:

Farm Tour — Explore the magnificent Round Stone Barn and learn why it was the epitome of efficient dairy production. Meet all the animals born this spring and learn about various breeds. Tour the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, which feature more than 75 varieties the Shakers grew. We’ll also visit the Brick Dwelling to imagine the Shakers cooking, eating, living, and making herbal medicines in this magnificent residence, and we’ll take a quick trip to the Schoolhouse (not otherwise open currently).

An American Utopia: The Shaker Practice of Equality — More than 200 years ago the Shakers embraced racial and gender equality, and those ideals continue to affect our contemporary conversation. Learn more about their views, and, curiously, why didn’t they vote. Tour buildings in the Village where Shakers lived, worked, and practiced the concept of creating a perfect society — one they hoped would inspire the rest of the world to abandon war, capitalism, and inequality.

Shaker Architecture and Design — Discover the ingenuity and thoughtfulness behind the Shakers’ masterful design and construction of buildings meant for communal living, worship, industry, and learning. This tour examines the layout and development of the Village, with a special focus on the Brick Dwelling and Round Stone Barn, revealing the history and legacy of these fascinating designers who “managed to make objects so magically austere that they continue to astonish our eyes and our sense of form” (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker).

Tours are offered:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am. (Tour participants are welcome to stay after the tour to enjoy the Village.)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 3:30 pm. (Note: The Village closes at 4 pm. Participants are welcome to check in early to visit the museum and shop in Shaker Mercantile.)

Adults $40 / members $20 / children ages 3-17 $10 (not recommended for children under 3)

To book:
Click the green tickets box. NOTE: If the date you select is unavailable, it is sold out. Try clicking “other dates” at top center of the page and/or “other times” at the top right of the page for more options.