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