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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg

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Historic Site
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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  • We arrived shortly after the first tour left, so we opted to do a self guided tour. The map was a bit difficult to follow and many of the buildings were not open. Without a tour leader, there is no ex...  more »
  • We needed a central location to stay on the bourbon trail. We always try to find unique places when we travel and this ranks close to the top. The house we were in was build in the 1860's, but had all...  more »
  • The Shakers were rather extraordinary and I had misconceptions about them that were cleared up. The staff was very knowledgeable and gave great tours and presentations. This attraction is a little out...  more »
  • I went for a day trip and to take photos for a couple's engagement. Absolutely beautiful! Friendly staff, fascinating places with lots of information and fun facts, great for all ages. They had a Halloween event going on while I was there. I definitely want to go back when I have more time to just look around. It's worth a trip.
  • We went for the Halloween event they had, and it was a lot of fun. And we felt like $5 a person was reasonable, especially because the kids got candy and there were bonfires and live music. It's a beautiful place with a lot of history. Fall was a great time to go.
  • 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!!
  • Beautifully preserved and interesting. Original buildings and farming operations to see. Standard farm animals plus a few unique species. Had the pancake breakfast with maple syrup made on site. Very good.
  • Shaker Village is full of history and a very interesting place to visit for a day or stay a few days. Surrounding areas including Harrodsburg, KY and Danville, KY offer more history and activities to round out a nice little historic weekend. Beautiful scenery, cool fort at Old Fort Harrodsburg and an amazing orange tree at Ft. Harrodsburg. Pack a lunch and enjoy the part in Harrodsville then have dinner at the delicious Trustee's Table at Shaker Village...reservations suggested.