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Shaker Museum

850 Shaker Museum Rd, South Union, KY 42206-9768
+1 270-542-4167
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A neat piece of history!

I visited the Shaker Museum in Union Kentucky, and learned so much about the history of the Shaker... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2014
Andalusia, Alabama

The site of the western-most shaker village, once a vibrant village of dozens of buildings, is... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2014
Becca S
Portland, Tennessee
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850 Shaker Museum Rd, South Union, KY 42206-9768
+1 270-542-4167
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

I visited the Shaker Museum in Union Kentucky, and learned so much about the history of the Shaker community and we toured the facility and learned a lot about the lives of the Shakers. It was a beautiful place, pretty much self-guided, and there was...More

1  Thank brittanymclaney
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The site of the western-most shaker village, once a vibrant village of dozens of buildings, is located in a beautiful part of south-central kentucky. It's just off the road enough you can get a feel of the seclusion of the community(did I mention the countryside...More

2  Thank Becca S
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My husband and I visited this museum recently. The displays were very informative and interesting. It is a self-guided tour so you could set your own pace and take your time viewing the different displays. We found this to be a very interesting insight into...More

1  Thank KMK1992
Reviewed 2 September 2014

It was nice to have a chance to see what Shakers did in their day. There are only a few buildings left. But it is worth a visit.

1  Thank carl_retired
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Don't rush through this multi-building museum site -- it has much to offer. The short video in the museum is informative. The buildings and displays are excellent and educational. We spent a couple of hours with a group of friends, but we could easily have...More

4  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The little video is worth watching, the main house is massive and the displays are really well done. A Shaker history museum was exactly what I wanted & what I got. My husband enjoyed all the technology they incorporated into the building, they were very...More

1  Thank Heather1124
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We learned a lot while at this museum. The video was excellent, and I recommend that you watch it before exploring the rest of the museum and village. There was plenty to look at.

1  Thank Araunah
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We visited and enjoyed great weather and an interesting self tour. There was less there than we had expected but going through the living quarters was informative and held our interest. We are amazed at the freedom to get close to all the artifacts without...More

1  Thank Que3731
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was a lovely experience! We spent about two hours here taking photos and taking in all the wonderful history in the small village. The exhibits are quite extensive, lots of artifacts and displays of what life was like when the village was active. There...More

1  Thank bschoenherz
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Ever wanted to be off the grid? Go check out how the shakers did it back in the day. Like others have said there are no tours and you are free to move around the grounds. If you have questions the ladies are super nice...More

2  Thank RolBak
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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.
Lance R
8 January 2015|
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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