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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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English first
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I expected more building to be open for my $15 fee. Much of the village buildings are hotel rooms. The ones open were very nice.

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Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I would recommend reading online about this Shaker community before you visit. You'll get more out of the experience if you do. And if you need accommodation, the main building which has a restaurant and rooms, or one of the dormitories on the property is an option. Plainness is the order of the day. All furniture is handmade. There's craft... More

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Greenfield, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit. Really enjoyed the performance in the meeting hall. The grounds are well groomed and well maintained. The drive there was just gorgeous.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An intriguing look at an alternative lifestyle. Well worth a visit. We particularly loved the music and dance demonstration and the part it played in the way the Shakers worshipped.

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Cookeville
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A group from our church visited this site and it was very interesting. We enjoyed the personal tour (extra charge) and the musical program in the Meeting House. However, the lunch was not all that great. It was very expensive considering what we got and it wasn't very tasty. We would recommend the tour, wagon ride, gifts shops and Meeting... More

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Silver Spring
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very interesting, not commercialized. Lovely countryside. Wonderful for relaxing and getting away from the rat race.

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Grove City, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Using the self guilded tour was very interesting and educational.They had live demostraction in a number of buildings. Grounds are very nice.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Authenticity, preservation of buildings and grounds, a friendly and knowledgable staff. and off the beaten path

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Shakers - a religious community. There were a number of villages in various States in America. Started around the beginning of the 1800s most of them had closed by the early 1900s due to the lack of people wanting to join a religious community with that way of life. The Shakers were a celibate community, so it is not... More

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Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place has great food, nice lodging, many miles of hiking trails, and historical displays. There are also gift shops. My wife and I went for our anniversary, but we often bring friends, family, and our children. A very nice experience is had by all.

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