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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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Georgetown Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here and it was nice but rather small. The admission was $15 per adult. The homes they have restored are nice. They do have some demonstrations going on and I highly suggest you see those. A group of singers meet in the church and sing songs from the Shaker religion. The nice part about this... More

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Sherwood, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed the night of the Arts and Crafts show. The rooms were lovely, the experience around the Shaker Culture were beautifully done. We appreciated the free bikes to ride and explore the grounds. The restaurant was outstanding for dinner and so-so for breakfast. We will visit again. This was a lovely place to unwind.

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Annapolis, MD
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Shakers were an 19th century communal religious group. They built what was then a state of the art, high tech village and farming community that has been lovingly restored. Stroll the grounds, read the archived letters and stop for lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room. You can also stay the night as some of the old buildings have... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did not know much about the Shakers so we found everything interesting. Opens at 10 and there is an orientation tour (about 20 minutes), which we found especially helpful as we had limited time. The exhibits building is fun--kids (well, adults as well!) can try on clothing and try their hand at quilting as well as other hands on... More

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Galesburg KS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We caught the Arts and Crafts weekend. All artisans were above the norm for the routine shows of this nature. The Shaker Village was also open and operating with interpreters throughout.

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Wilmore, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our first visit to shaker village-- we visited primarily to walk to the shaker mill site waterfall! We took the Chinquapin trail up to the second connector trail and then turned right on the Shawnee Run trail to visit the waterfall that way. We enjoyed crossing over the stream from that direction before getting to the waterfall. We... More

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Clayton, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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