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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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Clayton, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We didn't really see as much as we wanted to as the weather was horrible, thunder and lightning on the trip to the village, and we had delayed going there. When we got there it was sunny and hot! We only had about 2 1/2 hours before the village closed which made it feel a little rushed. We saw broom... More

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St. Louis, MO
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was my 5th visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in the last 10 years. It is one of my favorite places to visit. The grounds are serene and peaceful, and there is so much interesting history and architecture to see and learn about not to mention all those amazing stone fences. I've brought different friends here over the... More

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PADUCAH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited the Shaker Village on a Sunday, which may account for the fact that there were no demonstrations or anything going on there. I expected more for the $15 admission. Only one of the buildings had a person there that told you about the history. No craftsmen on hand to show the way of life during that period of... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have been going to Shaker Village for several years with a group of friends. It is a great group outing. The trails are easy and in many places very wide. Very well maintained. $10 a day to ride. The views are awesome. The rock walls are interesting. We especially like to ride by the village and see what's going... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had dinner here recently for the first time in several years. It remains as a grest place to go for a wonderful complete meal. Good selection of items on the menu and adequate list of wines. The Shaker lemon pie is fantastic; comes with slices of lemon inside of it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, know familiarly as Shakertown, is one of the greatest tourist draws in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Mercer County conserved village, with its simply gorgeous historic structures, gardens and grounds, is the embodiment of serenity -- faith expressed through one's surroundings. There's a fine gift shop, hospitable restaurants (make sure you make a reservation!)... More

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at Shaker Village June 26th through June 29th for our annual book club convention. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful by day, but if you want a good and restful sleep...you might want to consider staying elsewhere. Maybe it was just bad timing there was a wedding group there this weekend. We had friends staying in each building... More

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Richmond, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Shaker Village is a wonderful step back into the past, The village is beautifully restored and, surprisingly, open 365 days a year. Special presentations about things like Shaker music are expertly presented, informative, and entertaining. We've been impressed with the level of expertise of all the presenters. The craftspeople clearly love what they are doing and if you're lucky enough... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Now that highway construction has closed the usual route to Shaker Village you might visit the website first to see the best way to go. We also routed ourselves through the nearby village of Burgin, Ky. To avoid a longer detour. We primarily visited to stay in the historic building for a night and enjoyed walking the path along the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived once again to enjoy our wedding anniversary at Shakertown, Ky. We again found it to be a restful, great experience. We have stayed in many of the buildings over the years and enjoy trying new rooms in various buildings. We have walked the trails, toured the buildings with tour guides, eaten many fine meals in the restaurant and... More

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