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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Nice afternoon of touring. Beautiful photo opps.

I've been her in the summer and in the winter months. Different experiences each time. The summer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
phislamajama
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Simply Amazing Place

You can't find a place like this anywhere. We try to stay every year around Christmas and even with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josh T
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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...more
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3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been her in the summer and in the winter months. Different experiences each time. The summer months are bustling with activity outside people in period clothes etc. We came this time on a Saturday around 12. There is a visitor center when you check...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and exploring Shaker Village recently. I'm happy to see that you experienced so much of what there is to do here. We appreciate your business and hope you will return often.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't find a place like this anywhere. We try to stay every year around Christmas and even with the cold weather, it's a great time for our family. The food is great, the people are amazingly nice, and we all love it there. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing to stay with us again and for writing a review. We appreciate your return business and were happy to see that you enjoyed the experience again this year. The holidays are a magical time to visit Shaker Village. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay. The rooms are so simple yet homey. The trustees table has the best food you will ever eat. I took a basket making class as well which was very enjoyable. The staff here are helpful and kind. Most of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for staying at Shaker Village last weekend. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay, meals and the basket making class you joined. I appreciate your comments and will share them with the staff. We hope to see you again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was terrible as waitress was very distracted. She had several tables, but nothing seemed overwhelming. The restaurant was freezing because they had sprayed something on the artificial Christmas tree they had just put up and left the front doors to outside open from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Shaker Village earlier this week and joining us for lunch at the Trustees Table. I'm sorry to see that your experience was unpleasant. I will certainly follow up with the server who waited on you that day. It is rare that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just read the review that was posted yesterday and have a very simple question. Where in your research could you have possibly seen anything that would have lead you to believe that is was a period museum? This is one of the two best...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, exploring and staying with us recently. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed the experience and took part in our daily programming. We hope you will return again in the future and explore all there is to do here.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We somehow got the impression in our research that Shaker Village would be an Open Air museum with folks in Period dress. It wasn't. There was no one dressing for the period and we ended up looking at buildings. Maybe there are better times to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Shaker Village recently. I'm sorry that you were disappointed in the experience. Since we are interpreting the entire history of the Shakers of Pleasant Hill, and this Village in particular, having our staff in period dress would only represent a slice...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We visited this historic property in the 1980s and so were curious if it would be as good as we remembered and it did not disappoint. I would allow more time than what we did as there are now additional side tours or optional tours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, General Manager at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for returning and visiting us once again. We appreciate your business and the time you took to provide us with your feedback. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your experience here and took advantage of the programming and dined with us. We...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

You must make reservations in advance for the restaurant on property. It is worth it. Great food, good service but a reservation is a must if you want to ensure a seat at a time that works within your day schedule. I made one a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for visiting and dining with us at Shaker Village recently. I appreciate your business and the feedback you provided. I was happy to see that you enjoyed your dining experience and took park in our daily programming schedule. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a great day at Shaker Village! You must be prepared to spend the day! From breakfast to Dinner! Visit the welcome center to get the Dailey agenda and times! Our morning tour guide Holly Wood, that’s her real name! She was the greatest!!!!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting and exploring Shaker Village recently. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed the experience and took part in a lot of our daily programs. I will pass on your comments to Holly, she is one of our best! Next time you visit,...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited about 40 years ago but things were pretty much the same although they were restoring the big limestone building across from the Meeting House so couldn’t see it. Had two great guides, one in the Meeting House who talked about that building and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thanks for visiting Shaker Village recently and for providing us with feedback. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed the experience with our programming staff. I'll be sure to share your feedback with them. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Pctraveler5115
July 28, 2018|
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Response from ShakerVillagePH | Property representative |
Our annual Craft Fair is 8/4+5 from 10 am- 5 pm. Nearly 90 vendors lined up to participate this year.
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July 14, 2017|
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Not that I saw or heard of.
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Louisville and surrounds; advice for an Australian family? (4 Replies)
Hi we will be in Lousiville next March ( I am planning and excited already!) our two children will be 2.5 and 5. What are some great places to see? Also, would you hire a car and travel around Kentucky for a while? Where would you suggest we visit? The Shaker village of Pleasant Hill looks good. We are planning our trip to the USA and trying to organise internal flights. We will be there for 4-5 weeks and our first stop is Louisville for the mid america truck show. thanks C
March 07, 2011|
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Forgot to mention that Southwest Airlines is good for direct, shorter, low-cost flights. They also offer better flexibility in changing/switching flights. Also note: Cincinnati, OH is only 1.5 hours away by car and Indianapolis, IN is 2 hours drive from Louisville.