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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY
1800 734 5611
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful spot to visit, for a short time or a day. It is amazing really that this little village has been preserved, giving you a very accurate picture of the life of the original inhabitants. Well worth a quick trip if you are in the area. I hear that the restaurant is excellent though we didn't eat... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Shaker Village is a nice place to go and leave the rest of the world behind. It is very peaceful there. It is especially nice to stay on the premises and enjoy the relaxation. There are hiking trails, open buildings you can tour, demonstrations of crafts, a craft shop and store, gardens, and a very good restaurant. The girls in... More

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Denver
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited on a a beautiful fall weekend day when there were numerous demonstrations of crafts and skills from the time when this village was a viable community. We found the demonstrators and staff knowledgeable and eager to answer our questions. We especially enjoyed the broom maker and the weavers. The drive from Lexington was half the pleasure as the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had visited about 4 years ago and truly enjoyed our day out, but this year they have made so many changes we were really disappointed. They no longer had a lot of their demonstrations going on. They have moved everything into the main dwelling house and did not demonstrate how to make brooms, the weaving looms were not working,... More

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Davenport
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great place to visit with the family or on your own. Beautiful restored village. So much history and craftsmanship. Had a wonderful lunch in the restaurant. Well worth the visit.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

very nice place to take the family. We visited most of the old buildings which were used as houses during the 1800. Pictures of the tenants who occupied each building had been posted on the walls and gives you the eerie feeling. Visited the Arts & Crafts store. Really nice stuffs you can purchase. We saw how brooms are being... More

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Medina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice area to spend a day. Packed a picnic lunch. There is a restaurant in one of the building along with another building where you can pick up snacks and beverages. Took the riverboat ride - 1 hour ride $10.00 well worth the money.

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I expected more building to be open for my $15 fee. Much of the village buildings are hotel rooms. The ones open were very nice.

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Tennessee
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I would recommend reading online about this Shaker community before you visit. You'll get more out of the experience if you do. And if you need accommodation, the main building which has a restaurant and rooms, or one of the dormitories on the property is an option. Plainness is the order of the day. All furniture is handmade. There's craft... More

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Greenfield, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit. Really enjoyed the performance in the meeting hall. The grounds are well groomed and well maintained. The drive there was just gorgeous.

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