A temporary lane closure is scheduled for the Brooklyn Bridge in Mercer County located over the Kentucky River on US 68: Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 11.

Daily Adventures

Discover Programs for Learners of All Ages

Enjoy a variety of activities and programs throughout the Village that change seasonally. See new exhibits about some of the most colorful Shakers, and learn new skills at heritage craft workshops in The Historic Centre. Listen to a solo performance of one of the Shakers’ signature hymns and songs. Sow seeds, harvest crops or pet a member of our farm family in The Farm. Venture into The Preserve and hike to one of our countless water features. And more! Visit our Events Calendar to see what else is happening at Shaker Village.

To start your adventure, visit the Trustees’ Office when you get here to purchase admission tickets and pickup a map. 

A Day at Shaker Village

Admission to Shaker Village grants you access to a full day of discovery! Every day is filled with self-guided and staff-led tours, talks, demonstrations, exhibitions, hands-on activities and more throughout The Historic Centre, The Farm and The Preserve. Scheduled experiences change daily based on the seasons and village at work projects.

Below is a sample schedule of daily programming. Please note that weather conditions may cause cancellation or relocation of outdoor events. Schedule subject to change.

Program Day Time

Discovery Tour

Everyday

10 AM

PRESERVATION@WORK: The Centre Family Dwelling and Meeting House

Everyday

10:30 AM

Discover The Farm

Everyday

10:30 AM

The Preserve: An Introduction to the Wild Side

Everyday

10:30 AM

Shaker Music

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

11:00 AM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

11:00 AM

Shaker Modern Exhibit Tour

Everyday

11:30 AM

A Taste of Fresh: Summer Farm Tasting

Everyday

11:30 AM

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride*

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

11:30 AM

Tiny is Huge: Micro Hike on The Preserve

Everyday

11:30 AM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

12:00 PM

Birds Count! A Birding Overview

Everyday

12:30 PM

Turnpike Animal Walk

Everyday

12:30PM

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride*

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

12:30 PM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

1:00 PM

PRESERVATION@WORK: The Centre Family Dwelling and Meeting House

Everyday

1:30 PM

Discover The Farm

Everyday

1:30 PM

The Preserve: An Introduction to the Wild Side

Everyday

1:30 PM

Dixie Belle Riverboat Ride*

Everyday

2:00 PM

Shaker Music

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

2:00 PM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

2:00 PM

Shaker Modern Exhibit Tour

Everyday

2:30 PM

A Taste of Fresh: Summer Farm Tasting

Everyday

2:30 PM

Tiny is Huge: Micro Hike on The Preserve

Everyday

2:30 PM

Summer Fun: Shaker Kids and Recreation

Everyday

3:30 PM

Farm Friends: Activities in the Barnyard

Everyday

3:30 PM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

3:00 PM

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride*

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

3:30 PM

Over, Around + Through: Fences at Shaker Village

Everyday

4:00 PM

Dixie Belle Riverboat Ride*

Everyday

4:00 PM

Discovery Tour

Everyday

4:00 PM

Birds Count! A Birding Overview 

Everyday

4:30 PM

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride*

Friday, Saturday + Sunday

4:30 PM

Poultry Parade: Bedtime for the Ducks

Everyday

4:30 PM

Grow It, Serve It, Enjoy it! A Farm to Table Experience

Friday + Saturday

5:30 PM

Nature’s Bounty: A Foraging Stroll

Friday + Saturday

7:00 PM

Additional Experiences

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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

Everyday | May – October
$5 – $10 | Purchase at Trustees’ Office
Rides leave from nearby Shaker Landing.
Visit The River for additional information.

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Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Fridays – Sundays | May – October
$5 – $10 | Purchase at Trustees’ Office

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Evening Hayrides

Fridays + Saturdays | September + October
$5 | Purchase at Trustees’ Office

Stay

The Inn

Named as a top hidden travel destination by BBC News! Rates from $110 per night. Choose from 72 guest rooms, suites and private cottages throughout 13 historic buildings. Inn guests receive complimentary admission.

Reservations 800.734.5611

Book Your Stay

Dine

The Trustees’ Table

Dine on traditional favorites and seasonal Kentucky dishes prepared with straight-from-the-garden ingredients. Reservations are suggested for all meals.

Breakfast 7:30AM to 10AM
Lunch 11:30AM to 3PM
Dinner 5PM to 8:30PM

Reservations 800.734.5611

Shop

The Shops

Discover the perfect gift! Shop signature Shaker oval boxes, logo merchandise and seasonally-inspired gifts. Visit our onsite shops or shop online!

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