ABOUT ENFIELD SHAKER MUSEUM
Enfield Shaker Museum is a not-for-profit outdoor history museum and historic district located in Enfield, New Hampshire. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum owns, preserves, and interprets the historic core of the original Enfield Shaker Village: nine Shaker-built structures, two Shaker cemeteries, and an outdoor Shaker worship space known as the “Feast Ground”, as well as herb and community gardens.
Founded in 1793, the Village was the ninth Shaker community established in the United States. At its peak in 1850, over 300 Enfield Shakers lived, worked, and worshiped in three separate “families” who built and used more than 100 buildings. In 1923, the Shakers were forced to leave the village due to declining membership. Since 1986, Enfield Shaker Museum has fulfilled its mission by actively preserving its buildings, educating visitors about the history of the Shakers in America, and by acquiring and exhibiting the nation’s largest collection of Enfield Shaker material culture.