The Simple Gifts of Shaker Village
Planning your visit
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill If you don't stay overnight, give yourself a full day to explore the workshops, museum, craft shops and trails. The Dixie Belle paddle wheeler resumes seasonal, narrated cruises on the Kentucky River in late April. Special spring events include the annual sheep-shearing and the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. A $15 fee covers walking tours and entrance to all buildings. Additional fees apply to horse-drawn tours and riverboat rides. (800) 734-5611; shakervillageky.org
For area information: Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission (800) 355-9192; harrodsburgky.com
Pictured: Many Shaker Village buildings have two doors, so Shaker men and women -- who respected one another but believed in celibacy -- could enter separately.