Fridays + Saturdays, September-October @ 6:30 pm
Tour: Last Rides: Shaker Funeral Practices
Explore the death rites and rituals of the Shakers on this wagon tour that will take you to the 1811 Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
In a religion where spiritual symbolism was based in simplicity, practicality, and the shunning of waste and excess, funerary practices could be hotly debated. These and other factors combined to create burial practices that differ in many ways from those we may be familiar with today.
This hay wagon ride will last approximately 30 minutes, circling Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on the way to the 1811 Cemetery just to the east of the Village.
$5 for ages 6+
Free up to age 5
Adult supervision required for all children under the age of 16.
* On October 25 + 26, during Trick or Treat at Shaker Village, the hay wagon ride will be offered free of charge, and will run continuously through the event. The program will focus on a "general" tour rather than "Last Rides" due to time constraints.
Tickets are available for purchase the day of your visit at the Welcome Center. Please call 859-734-5411 or email [email protected] for more details.