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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Address: 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone Number: 1800 734 5611
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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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A lovely walk into the past!

Such a fun stop on a day trip. It was a self guided tour and the home and grounds were just wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Newburgh, Indiana
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Such a fun stop on a day trip. It was a self guided tour and the home and grounds were just wonderful.

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Darien, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited the village after 5:00 PM ($5 fee) with 2 young boys. We walked through a couple of buildings and had a very interesting tour of the working farm. The tour guide was very lively and knowledgeable, he actually works on the farm and answered all our questions. It was very interesting hearing the farming history of the shakers... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Shaker Village was always a great place to visit and bring out-of-town guests. Recently, we visited again with guests and to say we were underwhelmed is to put it mildly. What a disappointment! Buildings were locked or neglected and in complete disarray. The only real functioning parts were the gift shop and the restaurant. We had planned to stay for... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed at the Village and had a wonderful visit. It truly is a step back in time and a fascinating place. Very relaxed and a perfect end to our time in Kentucky. Dinner was very good; our room was clean and spacious; the Village itself is beautiful; staff were very friendly and helpful. Our only concern would be that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Going to Shaker Village never gets old! It is a scenic step back in time. The architecture, the food, the gift shops, the special programs are all spot on! A must for any traveler in the central Kentucky area!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

3 Gift Shops, Restaurant and a Hotel....lots of locked up buildings on an old timey farm. Not a lot to do here but walk and walk and walk. Don't expect any Shakers...they're all dead! Still not sure what the admission price was for.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You cannot find a better place to dine in Central Kentucky for both atmosphere and quality of food. We have eaten there many times. This trip was for lunch. We started with the tomato celery soup which was incredible. I had the hot brown and it was the best one I have ever had anywhere. Absolutely delicious with crisp bacon... More 

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Bargersville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Always used to enjoy visits to Shaker Village. When I lived in Kentucky I was a "friend" of Shaker Village, and enjoyed the history, and the beauty of the place and its reminder of a simpler place. Took my family there a year and a half ago and enjoyed it again. Went this month to enjoy it again and drove... More 

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Arley, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had no idea that Shaker's Village was such a fantastic insight into the past. We spent four hours and wish that we had been able to spend a whole day. Did come back for dinner at the Inn and the food was so good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to the shaker village. After a few days of distilleries, this stop seemed like a good change of pace. The interpreters clearly enjoy their work and the cafe did a great job. I also enjoyed talking to the artists in residence who seemed to like the rural atmosphere.

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