TOUR: Enfield Shaker Museum

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Date(s) - 10/15/2019
10:15 am - 1:00 pm

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Name of Tour
: Enfield Shaker Museum Site Tour
Date: October 15, 2019
Arrival Time: 10am   (they open at 10am)
Start Time: 10:15am
Ending Time: 1pm…

How many GSAs can attend? Up to 30

Eligibility requirements: Any active GSA with 50 hours served cumulatively

Is it customary to tip (how much)? No, thank you!

Tour description: The Enfield Shaker Museum is a beautiful Shaker Village site that has been cherished for over 225 years. Our tour includes the Great Stone Dwelling, “basement to bell tower” architectural tour as well as three main exhibit rooms in the Dwelling. We also have several out buildings, including a beautiful deconsecrated Catholic Chapel, that we encourage folks to explore on their own with a self-guided walking tour booklet. For your group, I will probably try to have someone on hand to walk with GSAs to the out buildings for additional interpretation as desired.

Meeting location: Gift Shop of Great Stone Dwelling (Front entrance)

Is this tour weather dependent? Partially – You can do a full 2 hours totally inside the Great Stone Dwelling, but if the weather is agreeable we’d love to get folks to our outer buildings and exhibits as well (about 200-500 feet away from the Great Stone Dwelling)

Food provided? Snacks will be available. Plan to bring a bag lunch and dine in the Shaker’s Dining Room or outdoors on our picnic tables.

Difficulty Rating: [ ] 1 [ X] 2 [ ] 3 Involves some outdoor flat walking, and if interested in the full Great Stone Dwelling tour, can involve 1 to 5 sets of stairs depending on the individuals interest/ability. Unfortunately on the first floor of the Great Stone Dwelling is not ADA accessible.
1 = Easy/One location, accessible
2 = Average/Some Walking & Maybe Stairs
3 = Difficult/Lots of Walking &/or Lots of Stairs

Host Company:
Enfield Shaker Musuem
Kyle Sandler, Education Coordinator
603-632-4346
education@shakermuseum.org
www.ShakerMuseum.org
GPS address if different: 447 NH Route 4a / Enfield, NH/ 03748

Parking: plenty of parking all around the buildings!

There is a beautiful short, steep (+/-20min) hike to the Feast Ground, a Shaker spiritual site on top of the hill across from the Museum. For those able-bodied and interested, we highly recommend taking the time – This is usually done on a self-guided basis but if interested I can try to have an interpreter on hand to walk up with you.