Albany and Central New York Sights

Shaker Heritage Society and Meeting House

  • 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Map It
  • Colonie
  • Historic District/Site

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


875 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Colonie, New York, 12211, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Feb.–Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9:30–4; Nov. and Dec., Mon.–Sat. 10–4

Published 10/27/2015


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