Alfred Shaker Museum

Alfred Shaker Museum

The Alfred Shaker Museum is housed in the 1875 former Shaker Carriage House building that was part of the Alfred Shaker Community. Located in Alfred, Maine this community was active from 1793-1931. The Christian Brothers of Instruction purchased the property in 1931 from the Shakers and are still in residence. The Shaker Museum is one of eight remaining Shaker buildings on Shaker Hill. There is also a beautifully maintained Shaker cemetery.

The Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum, a grass roots group, is busily raising funds and providing volunteer labor. They are working to complete the interior of the building that will become a museum to display Shaker items, and include an all purpose function room to use as an educational facility and community center. For additional information click here.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to historically restore, preserve, and maintain the building constructed as the Alfred Shaker Wood, Lumber Storage, and Carriage House and its surroundings for the purpose of establishing a museum in which to exhibit Shaker articles, offer educational opportunities, and collect and conserve Shaker material.

A former Brother of Christian Instruction remembers his time at the Alfred Shaker Village. Click here.

Mr. Hobbs has sent us photographs and information about some of his ancestors who lived at the Alfred Shaker Village. Click here.



Open: May 13 until November 15, 2017. Hours are Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. or by appointment.


Free. Donations are gratefully accepted


Located in York County, Maine in the Shiretown of Alfred. The Museum is located just off route 202 at 118 Shaker Hill Rd., just north of the center of the town of Alfred.

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Alfred Shaker Museum
118 Shaker Hill Rd.
P O Box 873
Alfred, Maine 04002
Telephone: 207-324-9630

Web Site:
For information on activities and events
at the Alfred Shaker Museum,
please go to our Calendar of Shaker Events.