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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  • We had an opportunity to take our pre-teen kids to Shaker Village for some education and southern hospitality. We were impressed with the quality of the food, kindness of the staff and the richness of...  more »
  • We spent the afternoon at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg, KY today! This is a beautiful place, it takes you back to a more peaceful and relaxing time. Lunch was super, service was gr...  more »
  • We stayed at the Shaker Village while attending a wedding held on site. The rooms are in the actual buildings, which is interesting and comfortable for the most part, but when you expect to be lodged ...  more »
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  • I took family photos for some friends at Shaker Village, then walked some of their trails. The location is beautiful in the fall, with winding paths, white slat fences, old-style buildings and very colorful autumn trees. It's awesome that these trails and scenic spaces are open and free to visit. I've also been to Shaker Village before for dinner and I've taken the boat ride down the Kentucky River. I recommend both - the dining can be expensive but is delicious and served in a unique atmosphere you won't really find elsewhere. The boat ride is a fantastic way to see wildlife and beautiful river scenes, including bridges you pass under. I've only been in the boat ride in the fall, but I suspect that's the best time for it because all the trees are turning different colors.
  • I greatly enjoyed seeing the historic site with all of the buildings and furniture. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The cost of the tour was reasonable. My only disappointment was that a remodeling of the parts I had wanted to see the most was going on at the time so those areas were closed. I will have to go back again to see those parts. As an amateur furniture maker I have a special interest in their furniture and architecture. There was plenty of it to see and I was given special permission to enter restricted areas to photograph what I wanted to.
  • So beautiful & historic. Tours really worth it. Landscape is captivating with all the stone fences throughout the countryside. Food & service was superb.
  • Very interesting place. Lots of history. Fun place to stay. Fantastic restaurant for dinner. 5 star food.
  • Had a very good visit here. Lunch was good and the service was attentive. Walked the grounds after lunch for a little tour back to a time long forgotten. Overall, a very good visit. I mean, how you could not like a farmer with a pet goat! :)

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