Canterbury Shaker Village is a living, breathing museum where the history of the local Shaker group lives on each summer. That means Canterbury Shaker Village Opening Day is coming up as summer nears—more specifically, on Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On this day, Canterbury Shaker Village welcomes guests to come and enjoy the warmer temperatures as heifers “parade” to the green grass in the pastures, now open for spring. After the display, kids can circle around the Maypole bearing colorful streamers, and everyone can step to the beat at the outdoor barn dancing session. After 2 p.m., the special activities end, but you can stick around and explore the self-guided exhibits on Canterbury Shaker Village Opening Day.