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Hancock Shaker Village at Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village

1843 W. Housatonic St, Pittsfield,
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
Before you go

Historic Hancock Shaker Village

Although the Shakers left this Massachusetts community in 1959, Hancock Shaker Village preserves their culture. The main season begins in April and continues through October for visitors, who are welcome to walk the grounds on self-guided tours. The campus consists of 20 beautifully preserved historic buildings, hiking trails, the farm, and the gardens, which illustrate the Shaker belief in sustainability. There's also the Museum, gift shop, and Village Harvest Café, which serves Shaker-inspired lunches and snacks.


Hours -

Open April through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices -

Adults are $17, Youth (13 to 17) are $8, Children 12 and younger are Free

Events -

Choose Your Own Shaker Adventure, Premium Tours, Country Fair, Shaker Suppers,
Craft Workshops


  • Self-guided tours
  • Farm and gardens
  • Hiking
  • Shopping and dining
  • Lectures and classes

There is both a museum and gift shop for you to bring some nice souvenirs home -

Shaker furniture is renowned for its beautiful simplicity and sturdiness. Visitors to Hancock Shaker Village can bring home some beautiful gifts for the kitchen, bedroom, home office, or bath.

There is a farm that has baby animals to play with -

Hancock Shaker Village is home to heritage livestock at the Farm .Children delight in visiting with sheep, cattle, chickens, and pigs, as well as attending demonstrations that give insight into what Shaker farm life can be like.


What sorts of programs are there at Shaker Village?

There are several kinds of programs for adults and children, including hiking, visiting the garden and farm, touring the 20 historic buildings (which also house special exhibits), having a bite to eat at the café, and shopping at the gift shop.

Are there guided tours?

Yes, there are several types of guided tours including the Attics & Basement Premium Tours, which offer visitors “behind the scenes” access to the Hancock Shaker Village buildings, as well as Twilight Tours and Young Shaker’s Tours.

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