NH visitors who appreciate history are spoiled for choice when they visit New Hampshire’s spectacular lakes and mountains. One of areas most interesting historic destinations is Canterbury Shaker Village http://glynnhouse.com/area-activities/cultural-activities/. Inn guests receive discounted tickets.
Canterbury Shaker Village http://www.shakers.org/ was established in 1792 when followers of founder Mother Ann Lee formed their seventh community in Canterbury, NH. The Shaker community remained prominent for 200 years. The Village has operated exclusively as a museum since 1992 when the last Shaker sister in residence died. At its height in the 1850s, 300 people lived and worked in the 100 buildings and 3,000 acres that comprised Canterbury Shaker Village at the time.
Today, the Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. The buildings are some of the oldest, most typical, and best preserved of the Shaker communities. It boasts an intact, first-generation 18th-century Meeting and Dwelling Houses, both on their original sites. Networks of nature trails crisscross the nearly 700-acre site. The best-marked trail takes visitors around Turning Mill Pond, where they can see the historic Pump House, beaver dams and human dams, and enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful and serene site.
Canterbury Shaker Village offers a full calendar of special events, each focusing on a particular theme of interest. Visitors of all ages can enjoy performances, demonstrations, and activities as they explore these exuberant Village celebrations. From summertime Meeting House concerts to a candlelit Christmas stroll, special events at Canterbury Shaker Village shed new light on Shaker traditions and provide new ways of learning about Shaker culture.
Use the historic Glynn House Inn – situated only 35 minutes from Canterbury Village – as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for special offers and additional information about the Inn and local activities.