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Shaker Museum

850 Shaker Museum Rd, South Union, KY 42206-9768
+1 270-542-4167
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Fascinating

I had never heard about the Shakers but a travelling companion had and she was keen to visit. I... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Joanne S
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Guaranteed to be worthwhile stop!

This historic site of a former Shaker community has been meticulously preserved. Special exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
tom q
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Columbus, Ohio
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850 Shaker Museum Rd, South Union, KY 42206-9768
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"self guided tour"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I had never heard about the Shakers but a travelling companion had and she was keen to visit. I found the history of the village fascinating. It cost $10 and it starts with a short video about the history of the Shaker settlement. The remaining...More

Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This historic site of a former Shaker community has been meticulously preserved. Special exhibits in the rooms of the Center Family Dwelling of the museum site tell interesting stories about the people who chose to live in the Shaker faith, as well as the fate...More

Thank tom q
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had driven on I 65 near Bowling Green, KY so many times and saw a brown sign advertising the Shaker Village of South Union. The Shakers migrated from the North and believed in a simple lifestyle and were dedicated to religion and gardening. Finally,...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I followed the signs of I-65 near exit 2 to the Shaker Museum out of curiosity since I have always been interested in the Shaker movement. I was expecting a small house/museum and found a village with the 23,000 sq. ft. Center House as the...More

1  Thank Sara A
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

but well worth a stop if anywhere near the area. Many of the original buildings are still standing and open for the tour. The Shakers are (yes there are a few left) a unique and interesting group and this is an excellent example of how...More

1  Thank tencatdaddy
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This location is worth serious consideration for a visit. It is the actual location of a Shaker Village with much of the original furnishing and several original buildings. This is mostly a walking, self-guided tour. The information is posted with enough detail to give you...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

After a wonderful drive from Franklin Kentucky, though the rolling hills and farm lands, we arrived at the South Union Shaker Site. The Shakers' history in Kentucky lives here at this site. "Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free, tis...More

1  Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were greeted in the visitor center by Cheryl, a very knowledgable guide. We viewed the short video giving some background about the museum and then proceeded to walk to various buildings in the complex. In the Centre house we found Bonnie in the gift...More

1  Thank Cyndy K
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

If your knowledge of The Shakers is limited to their beautiful hand crafted furniture, then this tour is a must. This group of people is all but forgotten. (There are only 3 living Shakers in America.) A peaceful religious communal people, progressive in their thoughts...More

1  Thank Maribeth1970
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The story of the Shakers is fascinating and everything you need to know about them can be found here. Unfortunately the heat was sweltering so walking around the site was uncomfortable. However, there is air conditioning in the 2 most important structures. In the HUGE...More

1  Thank Sharon M
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Mona C
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Response from Jo B | Reviewed this property |
There are no places right near the Shaker Museum, but many places to eat in Bowling Green and Franklin, Ky.
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Lance R
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Response from Becca S | Reviewed this property |
The guest rooms are in the Shaker Tavern Bed and Breakfast, which is a different location and building than the Shaker Museum (very close by). The B&B is also on TripAdviser. I've never stayed the night because I am local... More
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