Located in Historic New Lebanon


Category:Spiritual Traditions

Established in 1787, Mount Lebanon was the single largest communal society in America for over 100 years and was the center of the Shaker world. The largest and most important shaker community,  Mount Lebanon created the temple for Shaker social organization, architecture, and religious practice.  

It was here that the now famous Shaker ideals of gender, labor, and race equality, communal property, pacifism, and the Shaker aesthetic were fully developed.