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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  • What a wonderfully relaxing place to bring the family!! Horses, a huge garden, beautiful old buildings. It would be a great place for a family reunion or retreat!! We hope to go back many times. As a heads up, there isn't much around the area, and the restaurant is expensive (totally worth eating there a couple times though). Just be prepared to drive a ways to get food anywhere else. Packing a cooler of snacks would be very smart.
  • Pleasant little replica of a shaker village. Got to walk around. They have displays, reenactments, goods for sale. Homes and stuff done as per the period. Aces you CD and stay. Was nice day.
  • The staff is polite and very knowledgable about this interesting group of people. We have definitely learned a lot today! The gift shops and restaurant seem a little bit overpriced, but the hotel rooms are clean and well kept. We also wish that the programs in the early spring were a little more interactive and that the staff wore clothing like the clothes the Shakers wore. We had a fun time though and recommend the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill for a family weekend get away!
  • One of my favorite historic sites in the area. The walking paths are extensive over the gently rolling hills and are a great way to see all of Shaker Village. The buildings are well-preserved and have artisans demonstrating traditional crafts and skills. Some of the finished product is available for purchase. The guest accommodations are well appointed and perfect for a couple's weekend getaway.
  • Tour guides were very knowledgeable. Tours started promptly and didn't drag on beyond their usefulness. Very interesting place to discover and learn about the Shaker culture.
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