The Pleasant Hill Shaker Village is located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Visitors can easily walk the grounds and view the simple but unique architecture and furniture designs from the time of the Shakers. From breathtaking landscapes to simple textiles, there is much to see and learn from these 19th-century settlers.
The Shaker movement began in New York shortly before the American Revolution, and by the 1840s, nearly 3,500 Shakers lived in communities from Maine to Kentucky. In 1805, a group of Shakers came to central Kentucky and established a village they named Pleasant Hill.
Touring the village is a must for local visitors as it gives one a sense of simplicity and the benefits of a minimalistic lifestyle. The Shakers wasted nothing. The Shaker VIllage foundation continues to educate the local community on the benefits of waste management, recycling, and conservation.
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