Travel American Shaker Communities
The National Park Service invites you to explore stories, places, and the people of American Shaker Communities. The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing - known as the Shakers - was founded in Manchester England in the 18th-century. It was brought to the United States by Mother Ann Lee in 1774. They eventually founded 19 communities within the country, though only the Sabbathday Shaker Community in Maine exists today.
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