HARVARD — Fruitlands Museum is teaming up with the Harvard Historical Society to sell tickets for a Shaker House Tour to be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets include guided house tours by local historians to eight private homes in the historic Harvard Shaker Village and the Shaker office at nearby Fruitlands Museum. Fruitlands is offering free admission to the museum all weekend for ticket holders and a special lunch menu with Shaker-inspired dishes at the Fruitlands Museum Café. Reservations for the Café are highly recommended.

“This is an amazing opportunity to gain access to these historic private homes that were once used as workshops, living quarters and places of worship by the Harvard Shakers,” said Fruitlands Director of Education Maggie Green. “These homes retain their original Shaker detailing and many are decorated in the sparse Shaker aesthetic.”

Tickets can be purchased through Fruitlands Museum by emailing or by calling 978-456-3924, ext. 239, or through the Harvard Historical Society’s website at This is the Society’s major fundraiser for the year. For reservations at the Fruitlands Museum Café, call 978-456-3924, ext. 242.

Boasting four historic buildings of New England history and art and 210 acres of meadows and trails, Fruitlands Museum is located at 102 Prospect Hill Road. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays, and is closed Tuesdays. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $5 for children 5 through 13, and free for kids under 5 and museum members. Trails and grounds-only admissions are $6 for adults and $3 for children. For information visit or call 978-456-3924, ext. 292.