The Shaker Water Works
The Shaker world was powered by water. Sawing wood (and stone), grinding flour, turning chair posts, running planner and grinders, washing laundry, operating blacksmith bellows and trip hammers. Learn how they did it in this “behind the scenes” tour at the Mount Lebanon Shaker North Family Site. Visit the remnants of the waterwheel in the basement of the Brethren’s Workshop, follow the sophisticated system of aqueducts from the National Park Service that once criss-crossed the property, and explore the seldom seen ruins of the North Family saw and grist mill with your guide Peter Watson.