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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY
1800 734 5611
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Simple wooden buildings, stone fences and horse-drawn carriages exist as living monuments to what was originally founded as a utopian community 200... more » Owner description: Simple wooden buildings, stone fences and horse-drawn carriages exist as living monuments to what was originally founded as a utopian community 200 years ago. You can tour and even stay overnight. « less
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Concord, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a step back in time to the 1800's. It was interesting walking in the old buildings and reading about the Shaker way of life. Dining in the Trustee's Dining Room was also very good. The yeast rolls were out of this world! The village also has multiple trail heads varying in length and ease. We wanted the best... More

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Lake City, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Collection of 30 or so buildings with artifacts and demonstrations. Allow around 2 hours to be able to see everything.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

While we enjoyed our visit, there were only 3 buildings open. Several buildings said " open", but they were buildings containing hotel rooms, that had nothing to do with the Shakers. the best part was the 6$ per person carriage ride. but that along with the 30$ admission fee and the 20$ lunch made for an expensive afternoon!

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Berryville, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I visited Pleasant Hill with two friends and they provided a family room with three beds in a beautifully restored building. The accommodation was clean and well appointed, the beds had Tempurpedic mattresses, it was very comfortable. We ate two breakfasts and one lunch at the Inn and were delighted with the food and the service and we really enjoyed... More

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Powell, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This area is especially interesting as it is a group of people who were mainly women who did not believe in marriage; they increased their population by adoption and other means. The women and men were housed in separate homes and they owned very little material things. One of the most interesting things we saw were silk worms actually making... More

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and I stayed a the Inn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on December 26. We had planned to stay two nights, but checked out after one night because we found the accommodations unacceptable. In addition to inadequate heating, we were getting ready for bed when we realized that the room was infested with bugs. We called the... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was a great time to visit Shaker Village (December 27). The buildings and grounds were still decorated for Christmas, the Christmas Holiday Lunch was still offered (a great deal with very delicious selections), and the gift shops were offering a 20% discount on all merchandise, with 40% off on selected items. The tour was relaxing and informative. I highly... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a most interesting village. We toured the Family Building and then had lunch in the Trustee Dining Room. I felt very good in the Family Building. ..I think due to the high ceilings, symmetry, and light. The proportions of the rooms, the simple but beautiful designs, and the incredible carpentry and joinery of the circa 1815 structure all... More

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a great place to spend the day eat dinner Best time to go is during special events Fall is a beautiful time to go you can just take an afternoon and walk around so peaceful also a lot of hisory

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Mount Solon, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While the Shaker Village is an interesting and serene place to visit, we found the upkeep and presentation to be below par. The guides and craftspeople were knowledgeable and we enjoyed talking to and watching them. One thing that bothered us was the majority of information signage throughout the museum was just photo copied data sheets, many of them wrinkled... More

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