TRIP IDEA

Travel Shaker History

large branches resting against a one story clapboard building, red barn in background
Duration Multiple Days
Topic(s) Religion and Spirituality, Scenic Views, Social Movements
Activities Arts and Culture
Type Kid Friendly, Relaxed, Educational, Road Trip

Do you think this Trip Idea looks like fun, but you’d like to know more about the stories, people, and places associated with it? Visit Travel the Shaker Historic Trail!
Travel Shaker History by State
    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    fence leading to a simple clapboard building

    While in Kentucky, remember to check out Kentucky’s Shaker history. Visit Shakertown at Pleasant Hill and South Union Shaker Village to learn about the development of Shakerism in the state.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    black and white photo of a white clapboard building with two doors

    Are you planning to travel in Maine in the near future? Be sure to check out two Shaker settlements located within the state - Alfred and Sabbathday Lake.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    red clapboard buildings in a rural setting

    Do you live in, or are you traveling to, Massachusetts? Take time to visit three historic Shaker villages within the site. Hancock Shaker Village in Berkshire County, Harvard Shaker Village in Worcester County, and Shirley Shaker Village in Middlesex County are all open to the public. Tyringham Shaker Historic District, in Berkshire County, is not open to the public.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    tree flanked common leading to a white clapboard building

    If you’re near or planning a trip to New Hampshire, consider visiting the state’s two Shaker museums. It is home to both the Canterbury Shaker Village and the Enfield Shaker Village.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    looking from a fenced in herb garden towards large white barns

    Interested in visiting Shaker sites in New York? You’re in luck! Take the time to visit Mount Lebanon and Watervliet to see where Shakerism in the United States originated.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Arts and Culture
    • Pets: No
    brick building with two doors

    Visitors to, or residents of, Ohio may want to check out that state’s two Shaker settlements - North Union Shaker Site and White Water Shaker Village.

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Last updated: March 26, 2018