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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to see Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and other attractions that appeal to you using our Harrodsburg tour planner.
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  • Extremely well maintained, friendly, knowledgeable staff, simply beautiful, and a great value! I have only been there a couple times in the fall, but it's absolutely gorgeous. And a trip with one adul...  read more »
  • My daughter & I decided just before my annual visit that we'd like to do the spirit stroll at Shaker Village. We got to the village shortly before the stroll & were pleased to discover that the admiss...  read more »
  • It was a perfect fall day and the area is gorgeous. The tour guide was very educated on the history of the place and the shakers. the best part was just being outside in a beautiful place. 
  • This is my favorite place to visit. I have vacation here two to three times a year for the last 4 years. Very historic place, really makes you feel like you have left the modern time behind you and check it at the gate. The buildings are all restored to shaker times. The hiking trails are some of the most beautiful scenes of have seen before. The sunset in the fall around September setting over the shaker hills is just breathtaking!!
  • We spent a fascinating couple of hours here learning about the unique society of Shakers. The guides were very knowledgeable, relating information that was completely new to our party. There is an excellent restaurant - farm-to-table - on site. I suggest putting a reservation in before meandering off to enjoy the sites; the wait can be upwards of an hour long.
  • Quite and tranquil. There's lots of trails. This place is great to get back in touch with nature, get your walk in or kick back just to read a book. There's lots of history, a relaxing river boat ride (which I ride yearly), the farm, and stables for horse back riding. It's the first place I head to when I am stressed out.
  • We went as an entry in the craft fair, but took some time to soak in some history. Everything is well-preserved, and the museums are very informative. The staff there are also very knowledgeable, as well as nice and friendly, putting the stories and information in a way that is easy for you to put yourself there, so to speak. Great place, worth the visit!
  • We stayed in the West Dwelling and from the road there wasn't any signs we could see to indicate we were in the right place ( there was a sign for the east dwelling). The room was simple. Very clean and the bed was comfortable. My only complaint was there was a lack of comfortable seating other than the bed. We stayed on the 3rd floor and the bathroom had a slanted roof which wouldn't work for a taller person. We ate at the Trustees Table for both dinner and breakfast. Dinner was over priced. We paid $22 for a 3 piece fried chicken dinner that was just ok. They bring the sides out to you and you just have the options of veggies they're serving that day. We had beets and rice pilaf. I don't like beets so I can't speak for them but the rice pilaf was exceptionally good...probably better than the chicken. The waitress spoons the sides on your plate so you don't get much of a portion just a few spoons full. Luckily we had the pimento cheese appetizer and it was really tasty. Dessert was great the lemon strawberry cake was lovely.
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