“Main Season begins in April and runs through October. All of the historic buildings are open and you may walk through the Village at your own pace. The Discovery Room is also open with activities for children.
During self-guided tour season, the Village springs to life with hands-on history. The 20 buildings of this historic Village draw visitors from around the world. From April through October, visitors may roam the Village at will and at their own pace, choosing from a variety of craft demonstrations and programs. In the Visitors Center, exhibitions and galleries look deeper into specific aspects of Shaker life and place the Shakers into a broader American context.
Throughout the Village, artisans demonstrate Shaker crafts, gardeners tend herb and heirloom vegetable gardens, farmers talk about livestock on the Shaker farm, guides teach about Shaker worship and work, the Shaker schoolteacher (costumed staff) gives lessons in the schoolhouse, and the Discovery Room – our center of hands-on fun – is open with activities for young and old.”
Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Phone: (413) 443-0188, (800) 817-1137