Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg

#5 of 86 in Historic Sites in Kentucky
Must see · Historic Site · Farm
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 enjoyed coming here for a day trip from Cincinnati. It's a quiet place with some good history and a decent restaurant.  more »
  • Original buildings and antiquities form Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill taking you back into the 19th century. A gravel road of about a mile leads you down memory lane with authentic structures...  more »
  • It was so much fun to come visit here. The views are phenomenal. The staff are all super friendly and kind. The farm-to-table restaurant is fantastic. This place is just super special. It's also very interesting to learn about the Shaker Village and its history!
  • There are not enough stars on this site to convey how amazing this place is! Between their historic property to their wonderful restaurant and staff (seriously, ask for Kelly she was amazing too!), everything about this place perfection. They had live music tonight, Carrie and Taylor are always the best addition to any event, but tonight I couldn't have asked for better. Get the buttermilk pie it is out of this world.

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