Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum on 750 acres in the heart of the Berkshires, is located at 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A National Historic Landmark, the property includes twenty historic Shaker buildings dating to 1783, and the oldest working farm in the Berkshires with heritage breeds and heirloom gardens. The museum is home to more than 22,000 artifacts including furniture, textiles, hymnals, and everyday goods, making it one of the premier Shaker collections in the world. The Village has a robust exhibitions program, a variety of workshops and classes, concerts, and family events. Simply stated, Hancock Shaker Village exists to provide an historic context to the Shaker story, to preserve the site and all it contains for future generations, and to bring this narrative to life in compelling ways.
Hancock Shaker Village is open Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm. Admission is $20/adults ($18 for seniors, AAA members, MTA cardholders, and active and retired US military), $8 youth (ages 13–17), and FREE for children 12 and under, courtesy of Berkshire Bank.
Telephone: Local: 413.443.0188
Telephone: Toll Free: 800.817.1137
Address: 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Visit: Hancock Shaker Village online at hancockshakervillage.org
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Jennifer Trainer Thompson is President and CEO of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, a living history museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Shakers. Since taking the helm in 2017, she has steadily grown attendance and programming at the m... Read Full Bio