Shaker Villages New Hampshire
A visit to a Shaker Village is like a step back in time. See original and restored buildings just like they were back in the 18th century.
Take the opportunity to visit either the Canterbury Shaker Village or the Enfield Shaker Villager. Built a year apart from each other they are both excellent displays of this religious sect.
The largest Shaker dwelling ever built is at the Enfield Shaker Village. A massive 6 story dormitory built in 1837 in granite.
There is only one active Shaker Village today. That is the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in Maine. The remaining villagers, like the two above, are now museums.
Who were the Shakers?
The original Shakers were actually a break off group from the Quakers. This dates back to the 18th century in the Northwest of England.