Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: Photo Essay

 

shaker village of pleasant hill

The Shakers are a religious sect founded in the 18th century in England. They later settled in America.

At the height of the sect’s popularity, several thousand Shakers lived in ten states: Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Florida and Georgia.

Now however, only three Shakers remain. They live in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

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My visit to the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky.

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On a recent trip to see my dad in Kentucky, I visited the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, which was a Shaker community from 1805 to 1910. It’s now a museum and National Historic Landmark.

It’s located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, less than an hour from either Lexington or Frankfort.

We spent a few hours there, but could have easily spent longer if we’d had more time. We didn’t ride the Riverboat or hike the nature preserve trails.

 

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  1. Hello Christy, What wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them. Hope you and your family had a wonderful time!

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