Hancock Shaker Village

UTOPIA: In the HeART of the Berkshires

1843 W Housatonic St. (routes 20 & 41), Po Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving the Shaker legacy and making that story relevant and illuminating for today's visitors. Situated on 750 acres of picturesque farm, field, and woodland in the bucolic Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Village consists of 20 historic buildings, a working farm and heirloom gardens, and a premier collection of 22,000 authentic Shaker artifacts. The museum, Seeds Market Cafe, and Shaker Mercantile are open every day, 10-4 in spring and 10-5 in summer and fall. Shaker Mercantile offers a unique selection of goods made simple, beautiful and with purpose. Seeds Market Cafe highlights the spirit and nature of the Shaker's authentic living heritage. Seasonal menu items offer Shaker-inspired, neighborhood-sourced lunch and snacks daily, as well as special event dinners. Museum admission is not required to shop or dine. The Village is open April through December and always available online at HancockShakerVillage.org.

Upcoming Event:

  • Down and Dirty on the Farm

    Meet our farm staff as they care for our animals and plants. Watch a sheep pedicure. Explore the recently-opened manure...

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    Sat, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018

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  • Goat Yoga

    Bleat in, bleat out. Bring a mat, towel, and open mind. TICKETS $25/$22.50 members

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    Sat, Jun 23, 2018

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  • Food for Thought: Dinner with Roy Blount, Jr.

    Time placed him "in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H.L. Mencken and W.C. Fields."...

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    Sat, Jun 23, 2018

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  • Young Shaker Tour

    Youngsters, don a Shaker bonnet or hat for this 90-minute tour as you work and play like an 1800s-era Shaker...

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    Mon, Jul 2 - Fri, Aug 24, 2018

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  • Shaker Barn Music: Pi Power Trio

    We're heading to the Love Shack. Pat Irwin, Sasha Dobson, and Daria Grace (Pi Power Trio) draw on the rich...

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    Sat, Jul 7, 2018

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