Contact Information

for Sabbathday Lake Shaker Library, Museum, and Herb Department

Mailing address:

United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Road
New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-4597

Library email only:

Office email:

Directions to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and Library

The Shaker Village is located on Route 26, approximately 8 miles north of Exit 63 of the Maine Turnpike in Gray, Maine, and 8 miles west of Exit 75 (Auburn).

The Village is 25 miles north of Portland, and 12 miles west of Lewiston-Auburn.

From the south (Boston, Portland): Take Gray-Exit 63 off the Maine Turnpike. At the traffic light at the toll booth turn left to Route 26A. Go to the next set of traffic lights and bear right into Route 26A. Stay on Route 26A until it merges with ROUTE 26 NORTH. Follow ROUTE 26 NORTH for approximately eight miles to Shaker Village (watch for large black and white road signs).

From the North (Augusta, Bangor): Take Auburn Exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike. Turn right at the toll booth onto Routes 100, 4, 202. Follow that route for one mile and turn right onto Route 122. Follow Route 122 over hill and dale until you come to Route 26. Turn left onto Route 26 South. Follow Route 26 South for about 2 miles and you will be at the Shaker Village. The Village is about eight miles from Exit 12 (watch for road signs).

Meals are not available at the Village. A wide selection of restaurants are located within 10 minutes of the Village in the towns of Gray, New Gloucester, Poland, and Auburn.

For information about area accommodations, call the Maine Office of Tourism at 1-888-624-6345.

Other places to visit in the area:

  • Maine State Building (998-4142)
  • Maine Wildlife Park (657-4977)
  • Olin Arts Center (786-6158)
  • Outlet Beach on Sabbathday Lake (926-3388)
  • Pineland Farms (688-4539)
  • Poland Spring Bottling Plant (998-4315)
  • Poland Spring Preservation Park (998-7143)
  • Range Pond State Park (998-4104)