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Scenic and Cultural Byways > Tours > Canterbury Shaker Village Byway
Take a look back into the ways of a traditional Shaker society in this well-preserved village. Shakers embraced a life of celibacy, hard work and confession as the means to redemption, and the "Shaking Quakers’" unique style of worship and communal lifestyle set them apart from traditional society of the time. Their extraordinary craftsmanship and ingenuity remain as legacies to this day.
Tour Name: Canterbury Shaker Village Byway
Distance: 12 Miles
Highlights: Historic Shaker Village, Rural Farmland, Forests, Wetlands, and a Colonial Village Green
Documents: Tour Details
Tour Map
Special Considerations: Canterbury Shaker Village is open seasonally; May-October 10-5 daily; April, November and December 10-5 weekends.
Contact: Canterbury Shaker Village, (603) 783-9511




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PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
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