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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Address: 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone Number: +1 859-734-5411
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination rooted in the...

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination rooted in the spirit of the Kentuckians that called this place home for more than a century. Discover inspiring legacies, fresh-air adventures and spirited hospitality throughout Shaker Village's 3,000 acres. Onsite amenities include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, historical exhibitions and tours, a farm and garden area, a nature preserve, multi-use trail system, riverboat rides, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

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The place is well=kept and the tours are well organized. Most of the buildings are restored, but with great care, so their inauthenticity does not matter. It was interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is well=kept and the tours are well organized. Most of the buildings are restored, but with great care, so their inauthenticity does not matter. It was interesting to spend the night in a room full of shaker furniture - and one could fantasize about being there when the shakers were there... The only exception was the restaurant which... More 

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Danville
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184 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shaker Village is a lovely place. The grounds and restored buildings, their many events, or dinner in The Winter Kitchen or the Trustees Office is usually the draw. Yet outdoor enthusiasts--including photo buffs and hikers--should not overlook their many hiking trails.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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245 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a day and night here recently. The village is serene and scenic. The are various activities and programs to interest most anyone. One of the best was the farm tour. The young man who conducted this was very engaging and interesting. It was great to see in informative presentation on the heritage animals and the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here before, yet as always, this was wonderful! This time I had the opportunity to explore the Shaker Village instead of just stop in for the night. The facilities are amazing in their simplicity. The staff are extraordinarily knowledgeable. The food at the Trustee's Office was magnificent, and there was plenty of it. The bed was so comfortable,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I actually never 'went here' as much as stopped to pick my mom up when she rode down with a friend who was staying the week. I got here before them however and took myself on a wee walking tour. It was spring, and for the first time, I understood the appeal of the Bluegrass State. I meandered the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Shaker Village the Sunday and Monday following Thanksgiving so it was pretty quiet. Normally, there is a lot to do on the grounds but our timing of our trip wasn't great. That was okay because we had plans to visit Woodford Reserve and Lexington. We traveled with another couple and decided to stay in our own cottage... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Words do not describe the feelings invoked for the many vignettes of simpler times. I have added a few photos, but they cannot in any way completely describe the feelings and emotions that a simple touch of the hand, or a sound upon the breeze transmit. I wish for you the many samplings of Shaker Village. Take the family, but... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have visited Pleasant Hill on many occasions over the years, for overnight stays, for meals, or to visit the restored historic settlement. This time it was for afternoon tea, a more recent holiday introduction. The setting is ideal for such a pleasant interlude, with the remarkably restored Shaker village and the warm, welcoming interior of the Trustees' House. We... More 

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We live in the same county as Shaker Village and visit regularly to ride our horses on the many miles of trails. We buy a yearly trail pass so we can ride there as often as we like. We occasionally eat at the Trustees Dining room. The food is always good, and the atmosphere is pleasant. Our out-of-town guests always... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is a very large place. It was great to see the old authentic structures and to talk with some of the artisans on site. It would look a little nicer with some living history.

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