We learnt a lot. It was very interesting, and the knowledgable staff are obviously enthusiastic about their involvement, which makes it even better to hear their comments.
At its height in the mid-1800s, the Enfield Shaker community was home to three "families" of Shakers comprised of Brothers, Sisters, and "foster" children who lived, worked, and worshiped there. The centerpiece of this small Shaker museum is the Great Stone Dwelling House (c. 1840), the largest Shaker dwelling house ever constructed and now home to the museum and gift... More
We spent 2 1/2 hours with tour guide Michael learning about the Shakers of Enfield, New Hampshire. We learned about their philosophy, dedication to G-d and work, and the beauty they surrounded themselves with. We received a "private" tour and were able to ask a lot of questions and discuss the philosophical differences between the Shakers beliefs with our own... More
This is my second to a former Shaker Colony. My first was on the grounds of ALBANY INTERNATIONAL Airport that was equally nice. The visit here was very instructional because I was lucky to get a one-on-one private tour and I asked lots of questions about the place's wood structure, its organization, its many crafts, the bridge they built across... More
This is a small Shaker museum, smaller than others such as Pleasant Hill (KY) and Hancock Shaker Village (MA). Its centerpiece is the Great Stone Dwelling, built around 1840 for the Shakers and the largest dwelling house they ever built. The tour was very informative about the lives of the Enfield Shaker community. There are a few other buildings on... More
Museum is located in the Great House built in the 1800's at the Shaker site. Tour will show you how they lived and explain their history and their involvement in the area. Interesting sliver of history for what seems a peculiar notion when viewed from out time.
There are some beautiful rooms to admire here: quintessentially Shaker. The tour is definitely worth it, even if the site seems smaller than some of the other Shaker museums.
In the low season you should call in advance since they might not be open as stated their own web site. So very disappointing...
visited during slow season and was afforded a wonderful guided tour by two very knowledgeable and interesting guides. was able to view the great stone building in its entirety, and got a unique perspective of the shakers and the architecture contained within the building. The Enfield Shaker village is smaller in size and scope than those of Hancock or Canterbury,... More
The thought and work done by the shakers and their engineering skills that showed throughout
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