Family Travel Stories

Old-Fashioned Winter Days at the Enfield Shaker Museum

After the holidays, families are always looking for things to do on the weekends. Visit the Enfield Shaker Museum each Saturday in January for our “Old Fashioned Winter Days,” January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from¬†11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The cost is $10/adult and $5/child.

Families are urged to bring their snowshoes, sleds, tubes and cross-country skis! The Enfield Shaker Museum has a beautiful hill offering breathtaking views of Lake Mascoma, and many trails to explore.

Warm up inside the Great Stone Dwelling and have hot chocolate, coffee, a hot lunch and participate in more activities. Appropriate for all ages, these activities will include making “snowflakes,” making Shaker crafts, storytelling, singing, watching demonstrations by trained artisans, and participating in a new interactive tour, “Growing Up Shaker, ” which will also include activities.

Great Stone Dwelling House

The Great Stone Dwelling is the Shakers’ most significant building in the U.S. Built in 1841, it has many features that were ahead of its time. Children may also ring the 1841 bell in the bell tower.

The Enfield Shaker Museum offers a wide variety of programs for adults and children year-round. The Museum has eight historic properties and 28 acres to explore and offers tours daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. – Sat. and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (603) 632-4346 or visit


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