Day 1 - Hancock, MA
Head to a Utopian Village for the day! Located in Pittsfield Massachusetts. The Hancock settlement was founded in 1783, and was active through 1960. Hancock Shaker Village is often times referenced as The City of Peace. It is here that the community members enjoyed a simple, peaceful and hardworking life that was away from “the world”.
Upon arrival you will be greeted with a Shaker Grace followed by a buffet lunch. During dessert you will be treated to a Shaker Music Program that illuminates Shaker beliefs and spirituality. After lunch you will start a 90 minute guided tour that will introduce you to many of the key sites in the village. This will give you a glimpse into the Shaker daily life and practice. After the tour you will be treated to a cider and cheese reception.
Depart: 10:30AM at Calendar House Senior Center 388 Pleasant St Southington CT
Estimated return: 7:30 pm, Calendar House