Tour of Canterbury Shaker Village

  • October 14, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224

Guild field trip to the living history museum in Canterbury NH.

Free admission to EMGW member (bring your current card!) and $20 fee for guests.

Dick Bennett, the lead Shaker tour guide and experienced furniture maker will be leading our tour. The tour will focus on various examples of Shaker furniture in the various buildings and the Shaker woodshop The tour begins at 9:30 AM and we will meet at the ticket admission area. There is plenty of parking. 

Canterbury Village features 25 original and 4 reconstructed buildings on the 700-acre site. For 200 years starting in the late 18th century, it was home to a large, innovative, industrious community. Among woodworkers, Shaker furniture, oval boxes, and design are well-known. Come learn more about their lives, philosophy, and contributions. 

We'll be inside and outdoors during the tour, so dress appropriately. There are no food vendors within the Village, but there are local eateries nearby.

NOTE: From the Village website:  "The safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is the Village’s most important priority, so indoor tours are limited to 24 people and masks are requested for unvaccinated guests while inside; optional outdoors."

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