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.

Student Groups

Discover a Learning Laboratory for Classrooms of All Ages

Bring your students to Shaker Village for learning adventures throughout our 3,000 acres of discovery. Shaker Village instructors lead multi-disciplinary programs and tours for children of all ages and abilities. Special admission, dining and room rates are available for all groups of 20 or more. Advance group reservations are required to receive special pricing.

Interactive Discovery


Build Your Own Field Trip

The Historic CentreThe Farm and The Preserve provide a 3,000-acre, multi-disciplinary learning laboratory for classrooms of all ages. Shaker Village offers tailored learning experiences based on grade and subject area, each one designed to meet Kentucky Core Content standards for grades K-12.  Subject areas include: historic crafts, agriculture and textiles, Shaker music and dance, organic agriculture and animal husbandry, habitat and environmental management and more.


Learning Experiences

Experience tours, hands-on crafts, music programs and self-directed exploration for the entire family. 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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Homeschool Days

The second Tuesday of each month, Shaker Village offers home educators and their families reduced $5 admission and $5 Dixie Belle Riverboat rides. Explore 3,000 acres of discovery throughout The Historic CentreThe Farm and The Preserve!

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Youth Groups

Bring your scout group, church group or other youth group to Shaker Village for a day of education and entertainment. Explore native ecosystems, meet the farm family and learn lessons in community, sustainability and ingenuity—all in one place.

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Dixie Belle Riverboat

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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Community Outreach

Let Shaker Village inform and inspire your organization through lessons in community, sustainability and ingenuity. With expertise in Shaker history, environmental education, land management, organic agriculture, preservation and conservation, our instructors are available to speak to your classroom, student assembly, youth group, community center, library or church. Tailored programs can be developed to meet your specific needs. Program fees apply. Call 800.734.5611, ext. 1568 for more information.