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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Address: 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination rooted in the...

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination rooted in the spirit of the Kentuckians that called this place home for more than a century. Discover inspiring legacies, fresh-air adventures and spirited hospitality throughout Shaker Village's 3,000 acres. Onsite amenities include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, historical exhibitions and tours, a farm and garden area, a nature preserve, multi-use trail system, riverboat rides, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

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A rare timecapsule in history! Very educational and fun to see the way that our previous generations lived.

A beautiful place to visit and learn about history as well! They have great walking trails and a great pond to watch the lovely waterfowl that visit the region. They have very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A beautiful place to visit and learn about history as well! They have great walking trails and a great pond to watch the lovely waterfowl that visit the region. They have very educational tours and live demonstrations of the way things used to be done. It really makes you appreciate being able to turn up the thermostat!

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Jellico, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This past Saturday, a couple of girlfriends and I paid our first time ever visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. We started our visit with lunch at the "Trustee's Table". Our lunch began with an unusual and quite delicious slaw made with the last of the garden cabbage and served with miniature cornbread muffins. Then we sampled the tomato/celery... More 

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Unadilla, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter lives in Lexington and I visit annually. We had Shaker Village on our to-do list for a few years but never got there. This past October we decided it was time. We began our experience with a Spirit Stroll, which was such fun and I've written about in another review. Then we went back to spend a day... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The village is very nice and well preserved. Interesting visit and nice landscape. It's worth the detour.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a nice trip to Shaker Village other than not paying attention to the fact that our lodging was on the 3rd floor and there were not elevators. They were very sweet and offered to let us cancel our reservation since they were full and couldn't move us to a lower floor. But overall the walk through the Village... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

In 1805 a group of Shakers come to Kentucky from Manchester, England. On this site, named Pleasant Hill because of the location, they built a farm and a community. They no longer exist except for 4 people in Maine. I was probably expecting some more activities with people dressed up like in 1800 while you only have guides who tell... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Absolutely spectacular - well worth the visit. So pretty and especially with a little bit of snow on the ground. So much to learn and so much to see...such a remarkable slice of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Shaker Village is a beautiful way to spend a day. The architecture and furnishings are gorgeous. It is fascinating to learn about the Shakers and how they lived. The grounds are breathtaking. There are some buildings that are available entirely (or in part) for exploring on your own. In other locations, you might find artisans working on work related to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

During Fall Break, we took our elementary and high school children to Shaker Village for a day trip. The children enjoyed seeing the animals and walking through the grounds. My husband and I enjoyed the history and the boat ride down the Kentucky River. We also ate lunch at the inn. The food was fresh and great for a light... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the ambience. would highly recommend a visit to the property and grounds; friendly staff and service; worth the trip

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