Albany, NY is a wonderful place to be!  Come, visit the site of America’s First Shaker Settlement. Begin with a visit to the museum and the gift shop, then pick up your self-guided tour of the Shaker site – the Shaker buildings and heritage herb garden, the barnyard and animals, the trails around the Ann Lee Pond Nature preserve, and the Shaker Cemetery where the society founder, Ann Lee, and other early Shakers are buried.

The Museum & Gift Shop are housed in the 1848 Shaker Meeting House, located adjacent to the Albany International Airport off Heritage Lane.

Open February to October – Tuesday thru Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 31st to December 19th – Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

The museum closed on December 20, 2015 and reopen on February 2, 2016 with regular operating hours of Tues-Sat 9:30am-4pm

Guided Tours for groups of 10 or more are available by appointment. For more information, please call 518-456-7890 ext. 23.

Admission: Suggested donation $5.00 per adult
Programs and Group Tours Available by Appointment: Contact education department for details.


From I-87- Adirondack Northway

 TAKE EXIT 4 OFF NORTHWAY: Rte 155 and Albany International Airport Exit

  • Follow signs for 155 (West) and Albany International Airport
  • Remain LEFT on rte 155(Delessandro Blvd.) airport will be on your right as you pass by. Do not enter the airport!
  • Take a LEFT at second light in airport district onto rte 163/Heritage Lane
  • Turn LEFT at Shaker Heritage Museum sign beyond the Shaker Barn and fence

From NY State Route 7/ Troy-Schenectady Road & Albany Shaker Rd

  • Turn SOUTH onto Albany Shaker Road near Keeler Honda.
  • Follow Albany Shaker Road south past Shaker Ridge Country Club and Hilton Garden Inn.
  • Follow straight through the light at Watervliet Shaker Road/Rte 155.
  • Turn RIGHT at the next traffic light onto Rte 163/Heritage Lane.
  • Turn LEFT at Shaker Heritage Museum sign beyond the Shaker Barn and fence

From Schenectady/Rte 155/Watervliet Shaker Rd/West

  • Follow Watervliet Shaker Road/Route 155 eastbound, through the traffic light at Sand Creek Road.
  • Turn RIGHT at the next traffic light onto Airline Drive.
  • Turn LEFT onto Heritage Lane.
  • Continue past the Shaker cemetery and apple orchard on your left. Follow Heritage Lane as it takes a 90 degree turn LEFT. (If you reach a traffic light, you have gone too far.)
  • Turn RIGHT at Shaker Heritage Museum sign before the Shaker Barn

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