South Union Shaker Village, South Union

#42 of 124 in Museums in Kentucky
The Shaker Museum at South Union is located at the historic site of the South Union Shaker Village in Auburn, Kentucky, United States. The village was established by the Shakers in 1807 and closed in 1922. The museum itself is located in the South Union Shaker Center House and Preservatory, an 1824 40-room Centre House, filled with original artifacts exemplifying the Shakers' craftsmanship and unique way of life.
The museum is on the South Union Shakertown Historic Trail, included in the US National Register of Historic Places. The Shaker Museum at South Union is a non-profit educational organization devoted to preserving the Shaker culture and legacy.
Kelly, Andrew . "Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture". Lexington, Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky.
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  • This village, which is comprised of several restored buildings, is extremely well laid out with informative signage everywhere. It is a self guiding tour that takes you to several buildings. The infor...  more »
  • Maybe life was simpler when South Union was thriving or just a different level of existence. They were certainly creative and very productive. We enjoyed our slow paced self guided tour after speaking...  more »
  • Wasn't sure I would enjoy this but was I surprised!!! It is a self guided tour but the layout and information given in each room is amazing. The craftsmanship of the house and surrounding buildings was incredible. I left with so much knowledge and would definitely go back.
  • Beautiful & amazing historical site. Well preserved and peaceful. Constantly adding new exhibits. A definite stop in southern Kentucky.

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