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Experience life as the Shakers did!

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A truly unique Berkshire experience

Hancock Shaker Village is my absolute favorite place to visit in the Berkshires. Whether you are looking for some afternoon fun, or a day long experience, you are guaranteed to have a great time adventuring through the shaker colony.

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Located less than 15 minutes from the Yankee Inn, Hancock Shaker Village houses live animals year round and maintains beautiful gardens during the warmer months. Aside from the breathtaking views, you can roam through all of the old shaker buildings and experience life as they once did.


My personal favorite at the village is the old school house. Seeing how the shaker children were raised and taught and having the ability to compare their lifestyle to my own is one thing that makes Hancock Shaker Village especially unique. Visiting the shaker’s village is like traveling through a miniature world that is just a part of our bigger world.

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The village hosts several events and large gatherings throughout the course of the year. They also provide daily group tours. There are volunteers spread about throughout the entire property to make sure that your experience at the village is nothing but the best. It is definitely worth taking the time to visit the village during your getaway to the Berkshires!

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