Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky.  Photo  by  Ryan Elizabeth Bowe


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers.


Discover your own pioneering spirit as you explore The Historic Centre in search of new skills, new perspectives and new inspirations. Explore The Farm and discover organic gardening tips, four-legged friends and barnyard adventures for the entire family. Unleash your trailblazing spirit in The Preserve as you search for critters in the creek, spark a child’s interest in nature and even find a little peace of mind. Explore more than 400 million years of geologic time in the Kentucky River Palisades as you venture by riverboat, canoe or kayak.


Dine at The Trustees’ Table on traditional favorites and seasonal Kentucky dishes prepared with straight-from-the-garden ingredients. Steeped in tradition, The Trustees’ Table’s menus celebrate Shaker Village’s roots by featuring dishes made of seasonal ingredients from our garden and local farmers. Guests can count on finding classic Southern menu items, such as fried chicken, corn pudding, tomato celery soup, cole slaw and corn sticks. The menus also offer dishes inspired by the seasons, changing based on the freshest locally available ingredients. Reservations are recommended.


Stay in guest rooms, suites and private cottages—each offering distinct character—located in 13 restored Shaker buildings. Named a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, The Inn is much more than a traditional hotel. Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views.


Take home treasures from The Shops. Items include Shaker oval boxes, tightly-sewn brooms and seasonally-inspired gifts, as well as unique children’s gifts, books, soaps and lotions, jams and jellies, Shaker reproductions and more!


Exploring the Village fully means walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Nearby in the famous Bluegrass Region of Kentucky are many popular historic sites, bourbon distilleries and illustrious horse farms.


HOURS


Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday: Quiet Day**

**On Quiet Mondays, guests are encouraged to explore the grounds, stay, dine and shop, but guided talks, demonstrations, exhibitions and building tours are not available.

The Village is closed December 24-25.

ADMISSION


Village Admission:


Ages 13 and above: Village Tour $10.00
Ages 6-12 yrs: Village Tour $5.00
Children: (5 yrs and younger with paying adult): Free



Horse Drawn Wagon Rides**

April 1 to October

Friday – Sunday, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Ages 13 and above: $10.00
Ages 12 and under: $5.00

** Ride schedule varies, and rides are subject to weather conditions.


Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides**

April - November

Tuesday – Sunday, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Ages 13 and above: $10.00
Ages 6-12 yrs: $5.00
Ages 5 and under: Free


** Ride schedule varies and rides are subject to weather conditions.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is located on U.S. Route 68, 25 miles southwest of Lexington and 7 miles northeast of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. We are 24 miles from north-south I-75, 22 miles from east-west I-64, and 84 miles from north-south I-65. There are car rental agencies at airports in three major cities nearby; Lexington - 25 miles; Louisville - 80 miles; and Cincinnati, Ohio - 108 miles

INFORMATION


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330
Telephone: 800-734-5611 or 859-734-5411
Email: info@shakervillageky.org

Web Site: www.shakervillageky.org

For information on activities and events
at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
please go to our Calendar of Shaker Events