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Lessons From Shaker Life

Shaker Life Tour of Centre Family Dwelling
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Learn how we sustain and share simple Shaker gifts to inspire a new generation. Enter their rooms, read their stories, and see their craftsmanship like never before. Tour the Centre Family Dwelling on your own and browse an exhibit of Shaker furniture from the Dorothy Norton Clay collection. NEW EXHIBTIS COMING SOON!

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. See textile, wood-working and broom-making demonstrations.

Show Me More
A changing daily schedule of programs provide opportunities for guests to delve deeper into what life was like for the Shakers at Pleasant Hill.

Shakers shared their devotion through dancing and singing.


NOTICE OF PROPERTY CLOSURES DUE TO PRIVATE EVENTS: River Road, Palisades and Quail Hollow Trails will be closed Nov. 8-10. River Road and Palisades Trails will be closed Nov. 13 - 15 and Nov. 20 - 22. All of the trails, with the exception of River Road and PalisadesTrails, will be closed Nov. 12-14, Nov. 17-21, Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 3& 4, Dec. 10 & 11, Dec. 17 -19 and Dec. 22 & 23. Weapologize for the inconvenience.

Meet the men, women and children who called this place home for over 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.

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Learn and Grow Saturdays

Learn & Grow Saturdays return to Shaker Village! Each Saturday through October at 1 p.m., guests will learn something in the garden or on the land that they can use in their own backyards. Here are the weekly program themes:

First Saturday: Heritage Handiwork

Second Saturday: Nurture Nature

Third Saturday: On the Farm

Fourth Saturday: For the Arts

Fifth Saturday: Staff Choice

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.

New Kid
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 30 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 Carpenter’s 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.