Live from Lincoln Center: Simple Gifts, The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village aired on PBS, September 9. 2017 tickets on sale now. Learn more.

Adult Groups

Discover Programs for Learners of All Ages

Looking for the quintessential Kentucky tour experience for your group? Shaker Village offers the perfect landmark destination, surrounded by 3,000 acres of rock walls, rolling pastures and historic spaces. From inspiring tours, fresh seed-to-table dining and shopping, to overnight accommodations and outdoor exploration, Shaker Village will tailor your experience to fit your group’s interests. During your stay, entertain your group with a selection of Kentucky-inspired adventures from a simple bonfire and hayride, to bourbon tastings and horseback riding.

Group Experiences


Group Tours

Bring your group travel company, religious organization or association to Shaker Village for a landmark tour experience. Options are limitless with guided tours, talks, hikes, programs, recreational activities and more throughout The Historic CentreThe Farm and The Preserve. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Advance group reservations are required to receive special pricing.

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Tailored Adventures

Experience tours, hands-on crafts, music programs and self-directed exploration for the entire group. Investigate the Centre Family Dwelling and Meeting House to learn Shaker lessons in community, sustainability and ingenuity. Then stretch your legs along the tree-lined turnpike to discover Shaker architecture, natural playscapes and even a Shaker cemetery.

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Bourbon Tours

Located within an hour’s drive of 11 distilleries, Shaker Village is set in the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon tradition. Partnering with Central Kentucky Tours, Shaker Village offers guests guided tasting tours to legendary distilleries and popular craft distilleries.

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Road Scholar

Shaker Village partners with Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, to provide educational adventures for all ages. These week-long overnight programs explore the spring wildflowers and birds of Central Kentucky and Shaker history. All participants must register in advance through Road Scholar.

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Dixie Belle Riverboat

Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Shaker Village’s 115-passenger riverboat, through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty. One-hour narrated cruises describe the historical importance of the river to the Shakers and pass under High Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1877.



Dine on traditional favorites and seasonal Kentucky dishes prepared with straight-from-the-garden ingredients. Steeped in tradition, The Trustees’ Table’s menus celebrate Shaker Village’s roots by featuring dishes made of seasonal ingredients from our garden and local farmers.