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Shaker Heritage Society and Meeting House

Shaker Heritage Society and Meeting House Review

Through exhibits and tours, the preservation group details the history of the Shaker movement. The site was home to the first Shaker settlement in the United States; it started in 1776 with about a dozen members and grew to about 350 members at its peak, in the mid-1900s. The 1848 meetinghouse, a clapboard structure with a tin roof, was the third meetinghouse built here. Guided tours ($3; Saturday 11:30 and 1:30) are available June through October.

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  • Address: 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Colonie, NY 12211 | Map It
  • Phone: 51/456–7890
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Feb.–Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9:30–4; Nov. and Dec., Mon.–Sat. 10–4
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  • Location: Albany

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