The Historic Centre is a jumping-off point for exploring the pioneering spirit of the Shaker community that once called this place home. The Shakers embraced a kinship with the land and with each other, committing their lives to a higher calling and forging legacies that continue to inspire us today.
Did you know that Sister Patsy Roberts, an African-American woman born into slavery, was one of the founding members who signed the covenant in 1814? Or that Shaker farmers developed seed propagation and livestock breeding technologies alongside Henry Clay? Or that Brother Micajah Burnett designed several architecturally-significant building on this property, with no formal training?
Discover your own pioneering spirit as you explore The Historic Centre in search of new skills, new perspectives and new inspirations. Then, head over to The Farm to meet the animals and out into The Preserve to explore 3,000 acres of discovery!