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Shaker Museum - Mount Lebanon

202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
+1 518-794-9100
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Must See For Any Student of History

The whole community is on display here, or the greatest part of it anyway. Walking the grounds... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Troy New York
Interesting...could be much more

We enjoyed our visit -- especially the exhibit about the role of women in the community and in the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was the leading site of the Shakers, from its founding in 1787 to its closure in 1947. Since 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon has preserved the North Family at Mount Lebanon while offering tours and programs, as well as exhibitions of Shaker objects from its collection, the most comprehensive in the world.
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“on display” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
202 Shaker Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125-2708
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The whole community is on display here, or the greatest part of it anyway. Walking the grounds, going through the buildings, hearing about the community and how it started, rose, dealt with other communities and the outside world, and finally declined is an immersive lesson...More

Thank TroyWoody
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We enjoyed our visit -- especially the exhibit about the role of women in the community and in the Shaker movement as a whole. The area is beautiful and it was cool to walk inside the skeleton of the huge stone barn that is undergoing...More

Thank travelerneedsclean
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My husband and I visited the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, New York on Sunday, August 20th. The video at the Visitor’s Center was well done and provided good background information. We took the 11:00 AM North Family Shakers guided tour. Our tour...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I had purchased a membership in advance so that we could tour and get a discount. Had no idea that this was not necessary and received zero discount on the tour. The place is very small ( the gift shop extremely lean) and the site...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very well maintained building and really nice grounds. Interesting exhibits and demonstrations. Recommend

Thank joanie4
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The museum is based on the first Shaker settlement in America founded in 1776 by 'Shakers' escaping religious persecution in England. The Shaker's full, correct, title is: 'United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance' and which ceased to function in 1925. The Shaker Heritage...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide who provided a lot of interesting details. My husband and I definitely recommend touring this museum. We both learned a lot and found the tour to be very enjoyable!!.

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We took the 90 minute tour today and learned so much about the Mt. Lebanon Shakers. What impressed me the most was the Great Stone Barn, the largest stone barn in the country! It had a tragic fire in 1972 which took the wooden roof...More

Thank JRenfrew
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Cemetery Tour" offered at the site. Very informative and the guide and I had a great back and forth during the tour about the Shaker burial process among other topics. A visitor will definitely gain more from a stop by taking...More

Thank rjr0810
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went for a lecture on the water system (which was great and very interesting) but ended up philosophically considering how the US should spend their resources restoring and/or preserving our history. Many wonderful things to preserve and not enough money to preserve it all.....

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