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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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Lunch at Shaker Village

We didn't have a lot of time so we only walked through village. However we had a delightful lunch in their restaurant, all original Southern cooking. There's lots of choice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time so we only walked through village. However we had a delightful lunch in their restaurant, all original Southern cooking. There's lots of choice and the service was very good. The restaurant is kept looking like it did 150 years ago. It is worth finding but it is out of the way. I think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Accommodations were a lovely step back in time. The room was decorated with classic Shaker furnishings with modern touches that included a tv and Keurig. The grounds were beautiful and the old wooden swing was relaxing. However, the breakfast was a huge disappointment. The biscuits and muffins were bland and could have doubled as door stops, the eggs were undercooked,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends in Lexington over Memorial Day weekend and we took a drive to Shaker Village. We all found the village very interesting and the employees very knowledgeable. Since the weather was beautiful, we took our time to stroll through the village and visit the buildings. We did not take a tour, we just self-toured through the buildings... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love love love Shaker Village and go there every chance I get. I feel a sense of tranquility wash over me when I am there. I have never had a negative experience until this last time, and even this negative experience did not besmirch my feeling about Shaker Village. My sister and I visited the Village and had breakfast... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great atmosphere with excellent food made from scratch. People come here just for the restaurant, but it is a great side benefit of a tour of the village.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch with a family member that I hadn't seen in a long time. I called 2 days before and made a reservation just in case. Upon arrival they had no record of my reservation but we had no trouble being seated. The lunch menu is a little lighter than dinner but had an adequate selection. The meals come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is great to visit. Seemed like I stepped back into time. Plus the architecture is amazing for the time period. I stayed at the Baymont Inn & suites not to far away. Both places are 5 stars

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Holden, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was out of curiosity we roam within the village, it is very low key event - that required walking and climbing stairs in the historical house, where shakers used to dwell. Had lunch there as well. "Famous?" tomato soup with celery... and pulled pork. It was ok.

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Dallas, Texas
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Don't miss the knowledgable speaking guides. The grounds are lovely on a beautiful spring day, and knowing what the village used to be like before Eli Lilly got ahold of it added to the pleasure. DONT MISS THE FRIED CHICKEN at dinner!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Enjoyed the day. History was fun. We did carriage ride and was worth the price. Costumed workers greeted us and answered questions. Everyone was helpful. It was fun to see the craftsman working. Gift shop items were overpriced but fun to look at.

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