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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Address: 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY
Phone Number: 1800 734 5611
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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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.
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Huntsville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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Reno, Nevada
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On a gorgeous fall day we stopped by the Shaker Village of Pleasant HIll. The ongoing restoration of the many original buildings as well as demonstrations of various crafts and farm practices of the religious community known as Shakers was fascinating. We enjoyed the various talks given by the docents and even got up close and personal with the two... More

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Restaurant was nice. Food was good. Wait staff was great. I loved how they had the place decorated. Would recommend if you've never been.

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I attended a Middle Earth event hosted at Shaker Village. The rooms were very charming, the food was delicious and the staff was absolutely amazing...super friendly and helpful. I look forward to the next event there.

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Bonnyville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't miss the perfectly prepared, delicious, (and grown at Shaker Village) meals. The craft shops are overflowing with holiday gifts for friends and family. A unique get a way and a fabulous step into history. Put some simplicity back into your life.

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Hope, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We enjoyed a family day trip to Shaker Village. They make history interesting. We enjoyed interacting with the people doing demonstrations. We particularly enjoyed our time at the Meeting House. Tawana (spelling?) was absolutely delightful as she explained the worship of the Shakers and demonstrated through singing and dancing. She exemplified what a teacher does. And for our family getting... More

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Franklin, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Horse wagon tour was very nice and very informative. Riverboat closed due to high water and debris. Structures dating to early 1800's. Learned about the Shakers and their beliefs. Simple people!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautifully restored Shaker Village. Impeccably manicured grounds, great craft demonstrations and not-to-be missed musical performances. Learned lots of new facts about the Shakers. Did you know that there are only three Shakers remaining in the US now living in Maine? Restoration is wonderfully accurate. Would HIGHLY recommend a stop for a long morning or afternoon. You can even stay there... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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