When in the Lexington Kentucky area plan a visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky only 26 miles from Lexington. As the largest restored Shaker community on 2900 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century buildings, if you want to learn about this interesting way of life that has all but disappeared, you must visit. Climb aboard the horse drawn carriage and take a short ride through the village. Or wait until dark for guided walk through the town. Believe me even with a lantern in your hand it raises the hair on your neck when voices come out of the candle lit houses (by actors reading journals from the 1800s) or run into the streets in costume shouting to the unseen.
Shakers, disciples of Mother Ann Lee who renounced the sinful outside world, shared work and the […]