Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker community. It sits on 2,900 acres of land and includes 34 restored buildings. The first Shaker communities were established in the United States in New England in 1784 and had branched off of the local Quaker community.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was active from 1805 to 1910. Also known as Shakertown, it’s about 25 miles southwest of Lexington and is a National Historic Landmark.
Take a step back in time to the 19th century to see live demonstrations of craft making and view furniture and artifacts from the time. Shaker Village is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round but does close over December 24 – 25. Enjoy musical and dance performances, educational classes, a tour through the farm and garden, and the nature preserve. There are also more than 30 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails in the area.
Admission is $10 per adult, children aged 6 – 12 are $5 per ticket, and children 5 and under are free.