Specialty Tours

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Rates include admission for the entire day.

Create Your Own Shaker Adventure

To schedule a tour, call 413.443.0188, x 115, or contact us by email. Topics are presented in 60- or 90-minute segments.  Prices start at $40/person for a 60-minute tour and $50/person for a 90-minute tour.

Introduction to the Village

IntroHSVA brief history of the Village and tours of the Round Stone Barn and Brick Dwelling with an experienced museum educator.

 

Shaker Spirituality

Hancock-group-c.-1896-web-300x240An introduction to Shaker spiritual life, discussion of the dual godhead, the second coming of “the Christ” and other elements of Shaker worship. Using the Village’s outstanding collection of art and artifacts, your museum educator will explore the progressive positions Shakers held on issues of social justice, including slavery, pacifism, poverty and gender equality. Includes a demonstration of Shaker songs and dances simple enough for everyone to join in!

 

Architecture

Exterior077-300x125An overview of Shaker architecture and the Village’s built environment that takes a closer look at the Brick Dwelling, the Round Stone Barn and other significant structures.

 

Shaker Sustainability

SustainableThe Shakers valued natural resources. This tour focuses on solar and water power, “green” architecture and sustainable agriculture, exploring how each impacted life in the Village.

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