The largest restored Shaker community, with 3,000 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century buildings. Shaker Village hosts a wide variety of hands-on classes, music performances and special events and has 33 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding (bring your own horse). Dining is available. Kentucky River excursions aboard the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle are given from April through October.
The tranquil setting at this National Historic Landmark makes it an unforgettable choice for meetings or retreats. Meals are served in the Trustee's Office Dining Room or may be catered in the meeting spaces. Three historic buildings can accommodate meetings and weddings, ranging from 30-200 guests.
April 1 through October 31 open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reduced admission after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Mondays in the winter. Closed December 24-25.
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25 miles southwest of Lexington