Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

The restored community of nineteenth century buildings surrounded by rolling bluegrass farmland features structures of stone, brick and frame constructed between 1809 and 1859. Notable are the 1820 Meeting House with its interlocking cantilever-type trusses; the 1839 Trustees' Office with its twin spiral staircases' and the massive Center Family Dwelling (1824-34).

The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill was the third largest community established by the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly called "Shakers" because of their ritualistic religious dances.

Since 1961, the village has been owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving and interpreting the Shaker experience in Kentucky. The entire acreage is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a National Historic Landmark District.


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330