Enfield Shaker Village
We have visited this village several times, and the photos are from the fall of 2017 and June 2018. Toward the end, there is a 2018 program guide showing things to do for August, and that is what prompted me to post this now, should you wish to take a class.
The Enfield Shakers
"Founded in 1793, Enfield Shaker Village was the 9th of the original Shaker communities established in the U.S. At its peak c. 1850 some 300 Shakers lived, worked and worshipped here, practicing equality of the sexes, celibacy, pacifism, racial equality, and communal ownership of property. This self-contained community farmed 3,000 acres and maintained more than 50 buildings along four miles of highway. Surviving Shaker buildings include the 1837 Great Stone Dwelling, one of the largest Shaker structures ever built. The Shakers left Enfield in 1923." Note: They left Enfield to join the Shakers at Canterbury Shaker Village and 2nd post.
The first floor has a large dining room, and the second floor has a large meeting room, and additional rooms.
Per their webpage, there are 20 guest rooms (singles, doubles and triples) available for overnight guests. Prices are very reasonable, and I would love to spend a night. They are always booked in June for a music camp. As it was, on my recent visit last week, it was filled with young adults. I would not have been able to take the below room pictures, so fortunately, I took them last year.
West Brethern's Shop and East Brethern's Shop. (above and below)
September 2017 photo above.
June 2018 photo above.
Laundry and Dairy buildings.
1859 Cow Barn.
From across the street, standing by the sign.
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