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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Address: 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY
Phone Number: 1800 734 5611
Description: Simple wooden buildings, stone fences and horse-drawn carriages exist as...
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.
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We stopped overnight on our way from Mammoth Caves to Lexington. It is definitely off the beaten track but for us well worth it. It was the end of the tourist season so it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped overnight on our way from Mammoth Caves to Lexington. It is definitely off the beaten track but for us well worth it. It was the end of the tourist season so it was not full of guests. This is a settlement inhabited by Shakers from the early 1800's to 1910. I think there are only 4 Shakers alive... More 

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live within a mile of this place and it remains my favorite place to visit. Historical tours, great restaurant, frequent events, and over forty miles of foot, horse, and bike trails. It's Kentucky at its best.

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I went with a friend for lunch on a cold, snowy day. We were seated by a large window and enjoyed watching cardinals in the snow. The food was outstanding. I had chicken croquettes and corn pudding. Splurged on bread pudding for dessert. It was out of this world!

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We just spend a wonderful weekend at Shakertown. They offered a Valentine package that included reduced rates on a room and included breakfast and free admission to the village. The rooms are really nice and comfortable. The special dinner menu for Valentine's Day was great.The Shaker Village preserves a really nice part of Kentucky's history. Staying in the rooms that... More 

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Cavalier
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food here is so nice and home style and the staff is friendly as can be. Nice historic location too.

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Asheville, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited for two nights, and enjoyed the full day in between. Totally agree with the other reviews...if you enjoy the simple elegance and craftsmanship of days of yore, the Shakers offered the best. (Why not go ahead and create heaven on Earth...since no one knows what comes next?) Enjoyed a good night's sleep in a family suite that had... More 

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you enjoy magnificant old buildings and incredible scenery then Shaker Village is a must visit while in central Kentucky. The Shakers were master craftsmen as evidenced by the buildings they constructed. These buildings are very much like the structures you see in Europe. They will be standing and still impressive many generations from now. One thing many people miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Holiday Tea Superb....A must esp if you wanna be put or wht to enhance your holiday spirits Shaker Village awaits you and yours.....

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Stanford, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have eaten several times at Shakertown but never knew they had so many walking trails. When we were there we even seen horse riders enjoying the riding trails. You could make a whole day hiking and then go eat at the restaurant.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited Pleasant Hill on a somewhat rainy and windy day with the intention of having dinner at the main house. We spent an hour or two walking around the grounds and took in the history around the sight, and enjoyed the many demonstrations that were available. This was a fascinating place and well worth the time it took to... More 

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