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South Union today is more than just a memory. It is a place to visit and learn firsthand about the Shaker way of life. Several of the original buildings have been restored and now house a fine museum of Shaker folklife and material culture, a unique gift shop, and overnight lodgings.

This Shaker community was established by the Shakers in 1807 and closed in 1922. We invite you to explore our web site and then plan your visit to this western-most of the Shaker communities. To find the best times to visit, take a look at the special events we have throughout the year.

mission
The South Union Shaker Village was established as an independent, non-profit, educational institution, its purpose being:
  • To preserve and maintain the site of the Shaker Society which once existed at South Union.
  • To protect its buildings, its landscape, and its folklife and material culture.
  • To use the buildings and grounds to further the interest of the public in historic preservation and Shaker history.
  • To sponsor continuing programs of an educational and cultural nature.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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