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!

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. *Additional fees apply.

Program Day Time

Hike The Trails

Weekends Only, November-December


Visit the Bird Blind



Paddle The Kentucky River*

(bring your own vessel)



Ride The Trails*

(bring your own horse)



Discovery Tour


10 AM – 4 PM on the hour

View Seasonal Exhibitions

Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday

Friday + Saturday

10 AM – 5 PM

10 AM – 8 PM

Our Winter Garden


10:30 AM

The Barnyard Family


11 AM

Designing a Village


11 AM

20,000 Hymns


11:30 AM + 2:30 PM

Preserving Food


12:30 PM

Home and Health


2 PM

Objects + Stories


3 PM

Sustainable Farming


4 PM

Studio Artists


Times Vary

$5 After 5 Special Program

Fridays + Saturdays

5:30 PM

Additional Experiences

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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

Enjoy a relaxing ride through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty aboard Shaker Village’s 115-passenger riverboat. 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.

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Wagon Rides

Meet the newest stars of our farm family—Roz and Sadie. These sister Shires, along with our Percheron beauties, pull the wagon through The Historic Centre every weekend, from April through October. Tickets are available for purchase at the Admission Booth!


Evening Hayrides

Jump on board the hay wagon for a fun evening ride around The Historic Centre every Friday and Saturday, from mid-July through October. Explore rarely-seen views of Shaker Village as the stars begin to twinkle. Tickets are available for purchase at the Admission Booth!


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


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


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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