RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
The Great Stone Dwelling
The Great Stone Dwelling was completed in 1841 and features authentic Shaker architecture and design. Clean, bright, and welcoming, the building’s rooms have a historic country feeling in the Shaker style. On the first floor, you will find the Dining Room and the Kitchen. We have a restaurant-style kitchen equipped for large parties. On the second floor, you will find the Meeting Room. Both the Dining Room and Meeting Room are popular locations for receptions, parties, workshops, and meetings. Located on the third and fourth floors of this spectacular building are 20 Retiring Rooms available for your guests. Available all year.
- An experienced Event Coordinator to help plan and coordinate your event
- Use of our restaurant-style kitchen
- A selection of table and chair options as well as the room layout of your choice
- Use of our flatware, china, glassware, and table linens
- Access to Wi-Fi network
- Access to our on-site hiking trails
- Access to our Museum exhibits and historic buildings
- Parking for up to 60 cars
Meeting Room in the Great Stone Dwelling
Availability: All year
Large and spacious, this room is where the Shakers did their meeting, singing, praying, and dancing. The room features large windows, small dimming chandeliers, and lovely pine floors for dancing. With just over 2,000 square feet, it can be set up in a myriad of floorplans for retreats, conferences, presentations or workshops.
Dining Room in the Great Stone Dwelling
Capacity: 54-60 Seated, 100 Standing
Availability: All year
The Dining room is the perfect setting for seated meals and smaller gatherings. Like its sister room upstairs, it features original Shaker architecture including beautiful pine floors, large windows, and Shaker peg board and drawer and cabinet built-ins. All day events often use the Meeting Room for conference space and the Dining Room for meal breaks.
Retiring Rooms in the Great Stone Dwelling
Capacity: 35+ adults
Availability: All Year
The Museum also offers 20 Retiring Rooms in the Great Stone Dwelling. Each room features original Shaker architecture and an array of reproduction Shaker furniture. The Great Stone Dwelling has 2 Triples, 11 Doubles and 7 Singles for 35 queen-sized beds total. All rooms have private bathrooms.
The Stone Mill
The Stone Mill features beautiful granite stone walls inside and out. It has a large, open ceiling with two stories of original 19th century windows. Located across the street from the Great Stone Dwelling, at the foot of Mt. Assurance, the Stone Mill makes for a beautiful rustic setting. This building’s 2200 square feet can be set up to your liking, and it is popular for both sit-down parties and as a ‘Cocktail Hour’ location. Its rustic interior can also be used for workshops or as a home base for outdoor activities – There are multiple trails leading into NH Fish and Game land easily accessible from the Stone Mill.