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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg

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Experience life in a 17th-century Shaker religious community at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Active from 1805 to 1910 as the site of Shaker life, the community has been preserved to reflect its history. As you wander through the homes, you'll have the chance to read the inhabitants' stories and catch demonstrations on activities like broom-making or woodworking. The group's vision for sustainable land use can be seen through more than 404 hectares (1,000 acres) of native prairie and wildflowers and in the working farm and gardens. Learn about the Shakers on a tour of the village and get a feel for how their values have inspired generations after them. To visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on your trip to Harrodsburg, use our Harrodsburg trip builder site.
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  • Your animals on the farm and in the pastures are extremely sick and malnourished, it was absolutely heartbreaking to see. Did a quick FAMACHA score on a few of your sheep and goats and they were so... 
    Your animals on the farm and in the pastures are extremely sick and malnourished, it was absolutely heartbreaking to see. Did a quick FAMACHA score on a few of your sheep and goats and they were so...  more »
  • I enjoyed our visit!! The buildings no longer showcase craft making demonstrations and that was a disappointment. and much of the furniture has been removed... in its place are more written... 
    I enjoyed our visit!! The buildings no longer showcase craft making demonstrations and that was a disappointment. and much of the furniture has been removed... in its place are more written...  more »
  • So fun and informative! We spent the whole day there and didn't even cover everything, the place looks deceivingly small from the entrance! We easily spent multiple hours in one house just reading... 
    So fun and informative! We spent the whole day there and didn't even cover everything, the place looks deceivingly small from the entrance! We easily spent multiple hours in one house just reading...  more »
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  • Don't forget to use Hᴏᴛᴇʟʙoʟʟʏ.ᴄᴏm when booking a room. This site will compare countless booking web sites and normally will have prices much cheaper compared to others! Thank me later! This place is the best rated in the area. I've been staying here for a very long time. If you stay for a few days you definitely won't be disappointed. A great place for adding culture and history to any vacation in the area. Beautiful grounds to explore, delicious food to enjoy and tours that are all worth while. The staff is knowledgeable and are all required to do their own research on the shakers using journals kept by the shakers themselves. Super cool!
  • A great place for adding culture and history to any vacation in the area. Beautiful grounds to explore, delicious food to enjoy and tours that are all worth while. The staff is knowledgeable and are all required to do their own research on the shakers using journals kept by the shakers themselves. Super cool!
  • I had an absolutely amazing experience here. Could spend all day! Every staff member we interacted with was phenomenal! The woman who sings sounds like an angel. Em J had so much fun information, we could have sat and listened to her all day (and would have if the schedule wasn't so tight, lol). Beautiful grounds to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Lots and lots of information to learn. We just had a great time and hope to be around the area again soon!
  • My boyfriend and I kind of stumbled upon this place when we visiting the area. We were shocked for what we received for the affordable price. Room was clean, cozy and teleported us back in time (in a good way). The staff embodied southern hospitality. Our breakfast was yummy and they made a great cup of coffee. There were many walking trails on the grounds. This would be a great weekend get away for couples and families.
  • To sum in up, very relaxing. We had a wonderful time at The Shaker Village. The meals at the trustees table were excellent, got to enjoy the live music on the lawn, we found the buildings and displays quite interesting, and you are never far from an Adirondack chair under a shade tree.

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