The Canterbury Shaker Village has long been one of the favorite central New Hampshire attractions for guests at the Inn On Golden Pond. The village is well maintained and gives you an excellent insight into the lives of Shakers. This was an active community from the late 1700′s until the late 1900′s. There are guided tours which are filled with information about this interesting religious group, their beliefs and their lifestyles.
A visit to the Village is well worthwhile, but if you want to get a deeper appreciation of the Shakers there are many workshops which are offered throughout the summer and fall. Learn how to can vegetables and fruits or how to make a bread basket. If you like woodworking they’ll teach you how to make a Shaker oval box or a wooden Christmas ornament. There are dozens of classes covering a variety of subjects. You can even learn how to make a dry laid stone wall.
The Canterbury Shaker Village is located about 45 minutes from the Inn On Golden Pond. It’s a great day trip. Or if you attend a workshop you can round out the experience with a stay at our authentic New Hampshire bed and breakfast. We offer comfortable, quality lodging in Holderness, NH near Squam Lake and our room rates include a full country breakfast. The Shaker Village is just one of the many enriching experiences in store for you when you visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire!
History comes alive at the Shaker Village