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Have you always wanted a behind-the-scenes tour of our historic 1915 Barn? Join us this Saturday, August 8th, at 2pm for a special barn-storming tour! Pre-registration is required, so call Samantha at (518) 456-7890 x23 or email shakereducator@gmail.com to sign up. Tickets are $10 a person. ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago  ·  

We're sorry to say that tomorrow's barn tour is cancelled due to insufficient registration. If you are interested in joining us next Saturday, August 8th at 2pm for this special behind-the-scenes tour, please call Samantha at (518) 456-7890 x23 or email shakereducator@gmail.com. You must pre-register for this tour. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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.

Hours:
Open February to October – Tuesday thru Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November to mid-December – Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.  The museum will close December 20, 2015 and reopen in February 2016.

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.

Directions

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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