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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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I've visited Shakertown at Pleasant Hill many times over the last 45 years. Each visit opens new vistas and experiences. It is one of the best examples of adaptive use other than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've visited Shakertown at Pleasant Hill many times over the last 45 years. Each visit opens new vistas and experiences. It is one of the best examples of adaptive use other than Colonial Williamsburg. I would recommend lunch, breakfast or dinner. All are excellent and a good example of local cooking with a surprise or two thrown in. Make reservations... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited this village several times since 1985 and will be going back again. This was the first of six Shaker villages we have visited. The foundation who maintains it does a good job presenting the Shakers of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Lodging is available in old Shaker dormitories and the restaurant has very... More 

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Bedford, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

So interesting. If you are a history buff, you will love it! People dressed up like the time period. Buildings are very well kept.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

I spent 5 days here as part of a Road Scholar group & didn't want to leave. It is a wonderful place to relax ...sort of a retreat from the 21st Century. All the grounds & buildings are well maintained. There is so much to learn about the Shakers & the staff is very good at answering questions. Besides the... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited the village on our way to Bardstown, after leaving Frankfort. First of all - it was so nice to see the sun and have a nice warm day ! After 1 1/2 days of rain - we were happy to be able to get outside and enjoy the day. We found the village very interesting. We learned about... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have a toddler, but we still want to visit natural and historic sites. Sometimes that's tricky, but Shaker Village makes it possible to indulge our interests while still being kid-friendly. We have visited twice in the past 5 months; once was in October (my husband, me and our toddler) and the other was in early March with my siblings,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nothing to dislike overall a pleasant place to visit and to dine at .We stopped at Pleasant Hill not knowing what to expect as it was our first visit to the State of Kentucky . We were pleasantly surprised as they were also busy getting ready for Arts and Craft Exhibition and lots of exhibitors already around . If it... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed one night at the Shaker Village in the Stone Shop. Our room was up in the attic. The grounds of the Village have 40 miles of trails and numerous exhibits in different buildings to educate you about the Shaker tradition. Several gift shops are also on site. Our stay was relaxing. The rooms are comfortable and affordable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What more could you ask for: A beautiful almost spring day spent walking through the countryside; Exhibits which are historically significant; a tasty and filling lunch. All & all a perfect vacation day.

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Chicago, IL
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150 helpful votes 150 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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