Historic Mount Lebanon Site

The Shakers at Mount Lebanon led the largest and most successful Utopian communal society in America for 160 years, from 1787 to 1947.

ABOUT MOUNT LEBANON

The Shaker village at Mount Lebanon was the most important Shaker site in America.

From this central community developed the Shakers’ ideals of equality of labor, gender, and race, as well as communal property, freedom, and pacifism.

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ACCESSING MOUNT LEBANON

The grounds and trails at the Historic Mount Lebanon Site are free and open to the public year-round. Access to the buildings is by guided tour only for a small fee.

The site hosts special events, workshops, and programs throughout the year.

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ONGOING WORK

Preservation of the buildings and grounds at the Historic Mount Lebanon Site is made possible by people like you. Please consider donating your time or making a gift.

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OUR SECOND CAMPUS

The museum's Administrative Campus and Research Library are located on the original site of the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, NY. It is open by appointment to researchers.

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