Canterbury Shaker Village Hosts Ghost Encounters

By on October 20, 2015

ghost-encountersIf you are looking for some old fashioned spooky fun, take a stroll at Canterbury Village, this weekend on October 24, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Village has a spooktacularly fun event planned that will offer Trick or Treating for children, a chance to hear about some of the true ghostly encounters that have taken place at the Village, and an opportunity for everyone to enjoy special Halloween-themed activities throughout the afternoon and evening. There basically will be something to please every member of the family.

There is nothing like the extra spooky experience of being at a 200 year-old historic site that has many of its own accounts of ghostly encounters to learn about. With so much history within the grounds of the Village, there are some pretty amazing and spine tingling experiences that have occurred there. Some of the tales will be shared in the actual locations where the events really took place.

“Surprising to some, the Shakers often welcomed outsiders to the Village at Halloween. And they themselves loved to dress up in character,” noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. “It is in this spirit that we have designed this very special seasonal event.”

What is Canterbury Village?

If you love history, you will love Canterbury Shaker Village. What you will discover is a historic landmark that has been dedicated to preserving the 200-year Shaker legacy. The National Historic Landmark includes 25 restored original and four reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement.

The Village is the perfect way to celebrate and honor the Shakers who lived there lives there, creating innovative design, entrepreneurship and embracing simple living by providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit. Visitors are encouraged to rethink tradition by learning about the life, ideals, values, and history of the Canterbury Shakers.

Throughout the year (they are closed weekdays in November and the months of Dec. through April), Canterbury Shaker Village offers a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. Your visit to the village typically includes choices of guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking scenery.

The Village cafe offers simple lunch fare and the Museum Store features unique gifts and wares handmade by regional artists.

The Details of the Ghost Encounter Event:

Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume. A “Best Costume” contest will be held following a parade at 3:15pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under five. Village members are half price. Casual light fare will be available in the Creamery for an additional charge. The Museum Store will be open during Ghost Encounters.

Canterbury Shaker Village, located at 288 Shaker Road in Canterbury, New Hampshire, is open daily in 2015 from May 16-October 24 and weekends in November.

Tickets for Ghost Encounters are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under five. Tickets for Village members are half price. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.shakers.org.

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