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Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village baby lambs

Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, bordering on Hancock, is a fully restored Village that contains 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable gardens, 22,000 examples of Shaker furniture, crafts, tools, and clothes that depict daily life at the Shakers’ City of Peace through its 220 years, as well as heritage breed farm animals and spectacular hiking trails.

Visitors will find plenty of things to do, including: daily tours, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops, and a variety of activities for children and families. Also, there is a Museum Store and Shaker-inspired cuisine at the Village Harvest Café. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for kids of all ages to try their hand at chair seat weaving, working at a loom, trying on Shaker-style clothing, or milking a life-sized replica of a cow.

Get there using GPS – 34 Lebanon Mountain Rd., Hancock, MA 01237. Or, enter 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 then proceed 1/2 mile further West on Rt. 20 to the parking lot.

contact info.

  • Mail: PO Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202
  • Street: 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • 413-443-0188; 800-817-1137
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Baby lambs May, 2016