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Oct 15, 2018 - Shaker Village

Even though it was a "rain, rain go away” type of day we made the best of it. We started our day driving through the quaint town of Woodstock on the way to the Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hamspshire. Traveling Hwy 93/South to Canterbury we exited the highway and drove along a country road with rolling hills for 7 miles before reaching the Shaker Village. Our arrival time was perfect as we only had to wait 15 minutes before the 11 o'clock tour. The tour was estimated to be for 1 1/4 hours, but it was extended to almost 2 hours much to...

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Jun 9, 2011 - Shaker Village

Our Son Frank recommended that we go to Canterbury, NH to visit the Shaker Village, a national historical site. We were blown away by the age of the 25 remaining buildings, they date from early 1800s. Very well preserved. Our guide Darryl Thompson was raised by the Shakers while his father and mother worked at the village. He was 1 1/2 when he arrived. He did not become a Shaker and is now a history teacher at the University of New Hampshire. His knowledge of the Shakers was amazing. The Shakers was very innovative and they invented many...

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Sep 3, 2009 - Shakers

We spent the day in Canterbury, NH at the Shaker Village Historic Site. It was an interesting tour and we learned a lot about the Shakers. I had heard of Shaker furniture and crafts but knew nothing of their background or eligious preferences. The village was established in 1792 and consisted of 300 members who lived in a communal setting and lived by the "do unto others" philosophy. The men (brothers) and women (sisters) were not allowed to have an intimate contact with each other, even hand-holding and were required to be celibate (any...

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