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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
+1 859-734-5411
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Interesting history. Several guided tours with excellent leaders. Gift shops with unique and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
DClarkPE
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Fresno, California
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Disappointed

Drove 150 miles for paddle wheel boat cruise. The boat holds 112 but staff person said the day we... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Kygirl56
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Kentucky
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“family dwelling” (13 reviews)
“meeting house” (23 reviews)
“dining room” (24 reviews)
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3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
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+1 859-734-5411
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting history. Several guided tours with excellent leaders. Gift shops with unique and reasonably priced items. Some expensive but high quality furniture. Watch the ducks go home at 4:30. Old buildings, with restorations in progress.

Thank DClarkPE
ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for visiting us recently and for providing feedback about your experience. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your return again in the near future.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Drove 150 miles for paddle wheel boat cruise. The boat holds 112 but staff person said the day we were there, they weren't operating at full capacity, only taking 49. Sold out and we couldn't go. Offered tickets another day but it's unlikely we'll drive...More

1  Thank Kygirl56
ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for visiting Shaker Village recently. I appreciate your business and the time you took to provide feedback. I'm sorry that you weren't able to go on the boat cruise when you visited. I hope you will take us up on the offer to return...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I went there to go eat you need reservations in order to dine otherwise you can buy package sandwiches was in the park you could get a package so much anywhere don't waste your time or money if you plan on eating I suggest eat...More

1  Thank 1cinderella
ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Shaker Village recently. I'm sorry that you were unable to dine in our restaurant when you came. We do take reservations but also welcome walkin guests. When you visited, we may have been at capacity at that time. We offer home...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was my second visit; my first was 13 years ago. At the present, the administration seems interested in preserving lifeless buildings with no demonstrations or interpreters and few displays. A short docent tour did not include any stops inside the buildings and was limited...More

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ShakerVillagePH, Vice President of Hospitality Services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Rose, thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great experience during your last trip to Shaker Village. While we do have exciting work happening to preserve several of our major buildings right now, that unfortunately means they are...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

All staff members were helpful and pleasant. Amanda checked us in and answered questions as if we were her only customers. Joy served dinner respectfully with good menu item explanations and I appreciated that she did not interrupt our conversation to ask how everything was...More

Thank Simmie A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was the second time my wife and I tried to visit the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Our first effort ended in failure many years ago, because the Village was closed. Since then, this has been something of a goal for us. Now that...More

3  Thank HoosierFamily1996
Reviewed 4 October 2017

As part of a group that rents the rooms and grounds every 3 years, I do love this place. However this trip was a bit disappointing. They ran out of food for our group every night at dinner. The food was sub-par, rolls offered at...More

Thank patriciajK3557WE
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

They give a good interpretation of the life of the Shakers. The tour guide and interpreters were very fair talking about both the positive and negative of life in the community. The only negative was that two of the main buildings are closed for renovations.

Thank DH781
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a trip back in time. We ate lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed lemon Shaker pie for the first time. It's delicious. A great lesson in history and the sustainability of life during a simpler time!

Thank jafi6
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A great place to learn about the Shaker people and their forward thinking. Easy to spend a full day participating in the free demonstrations and introductions. The restaurant is exceptional - wonderful presentation - beautifully paired dishes that complement all the flavors of the farm...More

Thank EPAF4343
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Response from kbbradford | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw or heard of.
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Mfmjla
19 April 2017|
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Response from SailingQueenInBlue | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg. There are stairs but also an elevator. About 10/15 minutes away.
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