Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Review
Established in the late 18th century, this is the last active Shaker community in the world, with only three members. Open for guided one-hour tours are several buildings with Shaker furniture, folk art, tools, farm implements, and crafts from the 18th to the early 20th century. Besides the 1794 Meetinghouse, there's also the 1839 Ministry's Shop, where the elders and eldresses lived until the early 1900s, and the 1821 Sister's Shop, where household goods and candies were made. The 1850 Boys' Shop has an exhibit on Shaker childhood. You can tour the herb garden on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in July and August. If you're here in late August, don't miss the popular Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration. The shop sells Shaker-produced foods as well as handcrafts by area artisans.
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