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“Interesting Historic Location: A Different Lifestyle: Shaker Village” 4 of 5 stars
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Shaker Museum
850 Shaker Museum Road, South Union, KY 42283
270-542-4167
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Franklin, Kentucky
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“Interesting Historic Location: A Different Lifestyle: Shaker Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I took my sister, who is a history buff, to visit the Shaker Museum which is located in the farm land area of South Union, Kentucky. What a delightful step back in time. The buildings allow you to capture a glimpse of life as a Shaker (hard working, industrious, creative and innovative.) The grounds are easy to walk and great opportunities are made available for photos.

A couple of the original buildings have been restored and a museum shop is available. Overnight lodging is also available.

Visited August 2012
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Russellville, Kentucky
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“Good school trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The kids (and grown ups) had a great time hearing about and seeing how it used to be. We saw shearing of sheep, the old school section, antique items, spinning wheel in action, The employees were dressed the part and it was just a great visit.

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Chicago
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“Interesting history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Self guided tour with people available to answer questions. The buildings are well cared for and the history of the Shakers is facinating. Lots of pictues of the residents and comments from their journals.

Visited May 2012
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RUSSELLVILLE
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“So So”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Not sure what we were expecting - but just thought it was an average thing - not really special.

Visited December 2011
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Bardstown, ky
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“Very educational.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I love walking around the buildings and seeing how efficiently everything was done.

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