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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  • Would love to come during better weather and without kids. Little ones were pretty bored (early in the season so not much happening outside and rained the whole day.) Dwellings are beautifully restore...  more »
  • I had heard of Shakers but really didn't know much about them. This was a great way to learn more about the practice and beliefs of the group and how they lived. We enjoyed all of the tours we did - H...  more »
  • I first came to Pleasant Hill with my family when I was 10 years old and have never forgotten the magic one feels in being transported back in time every time I step foot back on the property. I am no...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible! My wife and I recently stayed over night at the always beautiful shaker village. The room was great, and the staff was incredibly helpful. We ended up having an absolutely delicious dinner that evening and the best part was that we were the only people eating in the restaurant that night (Due to the weather). The waiter took great care of us and made it a special evening. Everything about our stay a shaker village was great!
  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is the gem of Mercer County! The restaurant is always has good food. This is where we take our visitors for weekend breakfast. One of my favorite experiences is staying overnight with the family and bringing our horses to board in the barn and riding the trails all day. There is also an awesome waterfall down in the preserve. You can also drop in a kayak for a small fee, down at the Kentucky River to access the Dix. This is the same spot where the River Tour Boat is located. To view the inside of the historic buildings you pay a small fee as well. The grounds are pristine and the trails are well maintained-- beware though if you are using a paper map to access the trails, not everything matches up. There's tons of event that happen over the summer too so make sure to check those out!
  • One of our favorite locations to visit and to overnight--tranquil setting in rolling hills. Excited about what new management is doing to ensure the restoration and upkeep of the village. Always nice to see the new concert and programming, and farm-to-table offerings each year. Keep it up!
  • Lovely place. Great history of an interesting sect. Beautifully restored buildings. I did a "self-guided" tour but they have other guided tours and many other activities including overnight stays available. Highly recommended.
  • A really awesome trip. We went in the fall and the whole place was beautiful. We expected to be there for lunch and maybe a quick walk around. We ended up there for hours, doing several tours and eating at the wonderful restaurant they have there. I learned so much and had a great time!
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