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Hancock Shaker Village


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1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village

(??.? miles from you)

1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Experience Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, a nonprofit living history museum situated on 750 tranquil acres in the Berkshires. Hancock Shaker Village has brought the Shaker story to life for more than two mi

Visit 20 original Shaker buildings, including the iconic 1826 Round Barn and Shaker Brick Dwelling, a working farm with livestock and heirloom medicinal and produce gardens, a Discovery Barn providing hands-on activities for visitors and young-at-heart, and a fully accessible nature trail. 

Learn about the Shaker way of life and the Shaker's commitment to sustainable agriculture, design, innovation, commerce, and principled living.

View the museum's collection, which contains more than 22,000 Shaker artifacts, including furniture, textiles, tools, and everyday goods, making it one of the world's most premier Shaker collections.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, a nonprofit living history museum situated on 750 tranquil acres in the Berkshires. Hancock Shaker Village has brought the Shaker story to life for more than two million visitors and scholars from the region and abroad.

Visit 20 original Shaker buildings, including the iconic 1826 Round Barn and Shaker Brick Dwelling, a working farm with livestock and heirloom medicinal and produce gardens, a Discovery Barn providing hands-on activities for visitors and young-at-heart, and a fully accessible nature trail. 

Learn about the Shaker way of life and the Shaker's commitment to sustainable agriculture, design, innovation, commerce, and principled living.

View the museum's collection, which contains more than 22,000 Shaker artifacts, including furniture, textiles, tools, and everyday goods, making it one of the world's most premier Shaker collections.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Hours: Open Now. Closes

10:00am - , Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Service Animals

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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The Visitor Center restrooms, galleries, Village Store, Seeds Market Café, and meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Compact-dirt pathways and wooden boardwalks throughout the Village provide access to the gardens and grounds as well as the mile-long Farm & Forest Trail.

Some buildings in the historic Village are wheelchair accessible via ramp, including the Round Stone Barn and the Trustee's Office & Store. However, due to the historic nature of the site, stairs are the only access to many buildings.

Fun Facts

The Round Stone Barn, built in 1826, replaced another barn that was a more traditional shape. After it burned down, the Shakers built the iconic round barn.

The Shakers invented the garden seed package industry in the early 19th century.

Shaker children all received a good education that revolved around farm chores. Boys attended school in the winter and girls in the summer.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, a nonprofit living history museum situated on 750 tranquil acres in the Berkshires. Hancock Shaker Village has brought the Shaker story to life for more than two million visitors and scholars from the region and abroad.

Visit 20 original Shaker buildings, including the iconic 1826 Round Barn and Shaker Brick Dwelling, a working farm with livestock and heirloom medicinal and produce gardens, a Discovery Barn providing hands-on activities for visitors and young-at-heart, and a fully accessible nature trail. 

Learn about the Shaker way of life and the Shaker's commitment to sustainable agriculture, design, innovation, commerce, and principled living.

View the museum's collection, which contains more than 22,000 Shaker artifacts, including furniture, textiles, tools, and everyday goods, making it one of the world's most premier Shaker collections.

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Hours: Open Now. Closes

10:00am - , Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Service Animals

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

How You Can Follow...

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Insider Info

The Visitor Center restrooms, galleries, Village Store, Seeds Market Café, and meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Compact-dirt pathways and wooden boardwalks throughout the Village provide access to the gardens and grounds as well as the mile-long Farm & Forest Trail.

Some buildings in the historic Village are wheelchair accessible via ramp, including the Round Stone Barn and the Trustee's Office & Store. However, due to the historic nature of the site, stairs are the only access to many buildings.

Fun Facts

The Round Stone Barn, built in 1826, replaced another barn that was a more traditional shape. After it burned down, the Shakers built the iconic round barn.

The Shakers invented the garden seed package industry in the early 19th century.

Shaker children all received a good education that revolved around farm chores. Boys attended school in the winter and girls in the summer.

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