Western Lakes and Mountains Sights

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

  • 707 Shaker Rd. Map It
  • New Gloucester
  • Museum Village

Published 07/22/2016

Fodor's Review

Established in the late 18th century, this is the last active Shaker community in the world. Several buildings with Shaker furniture, folk art, tools, farm implements, and crafts from the 18th to the early 20th century are open for guided hour-long tours. The structures include the 1794 Meetinghouse, 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 a free exhibit about Shaker childhood. A changing exhibit in the 1816 Granary is included with the tour, but tickets are also sold separately. The same is true for the herb garden tours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons July–early September. The Shaker Store sells community-produced foods and goods as well as handicrafts by area artisans. If you're visiting the village in late August, don't miss the popular Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration.

Sight Information


707 Shaker Rd., near Rte. 26, New Gloucester, Maine, 04260, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Tour $10, granary exhibit $7, herb garden tour $7

Published 07/22/2016


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