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Lessons From Shaker Life

Pick up a copy of TODAY at SHAKER VILLAGE at the Admission Booth or the Front Desk for a list of daily programming! Here's a sampling of activites:

Discovery Tour
Take an introductory, guided walk through The Historic Centre.

Shaker Textiles, Brooms and Woodworking
Turn natural fibers into fabric and broom corn into brooms of varying shapes and sizes, then try your hand at bending oval boxes, turning wood and coopering.

Shaker Music & Spirituality
Learn about Shaker music, religion & dance.

Farm Friends
Talk with The Farm staff and meet our farm family.

Shaker Farm & Garden Talk
Learn how we continue the Shakers' agricultueral traditions with modern practices.

Chicken Round-Up
Herd the chickens into the coop for the night.

Centre Family Candlelight Tour (Weekends only)
Take a lantern-lit tour while learning about Shaker culture.

Turnpike Hike (Weekends only)
Discover The Historic Centre after dark.


Meet the men, women and children who called this place home for more than 100 years. These every day Kentuckians designed architectural marvels, harvested the fruits of the earth, and built a village grounded in the principles of community, ingenuity and sustainability. The lessons learned upon this land have resonated through generations. Commitment to family, equality and sacrifice; a resourceful and inventive spirit; thoughtful stewardship and cultivation of the land.

These powerful Shaker gifts are shared throughout the Village today. Come and learn what this place meant to them and what it can mean to you.

Click here to find out what's happening during the Winter at Shaker Village!

Farm and Garden

Visit the farm to see how we are using modern organic practices to continue the Shaker tradition of growing abundant, fresh produce for Shaker Village guests. This spring, newborn lambs, chicks, and more are arriving daily. Don’t miss our new Scottish Highland calf! Stop in and give them a pat.

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The Nature Preserve

Exemplifying the Shaker legacy of sustainable land use, Shaker Village is home to 1,000 acres of restored native prairie grasses and wildflowers controlled as a wildlife habitat management area. Learn more about The Nature Preserve…

Along The Trails
Hike, ride or run our 40-mile trail system. Start at Trailhead #1, home to the bird observation blind, a wheelchair accessible trail and Shaker mill sites. Pick up a trail map at the Carpenters' Shop or Trustees’ Office.

Bike Ride

We invite visitors to explore, dine and stay the night, the weekend or the week at this treasured Kentucky landmark.

Learn more about village tours and tickets.