Explore Shaker Village with your group
Group pricing applies to 15 or more // Contact Catering & Event Sales @ 859.734.1558 for reservations.
Looking for the quintessential Kentucky tour experience for your group? Shaker Village offers the perfect destination, with 3,000 acres of natural and cultural treasures. Our combination of educational tours, engaging programs, seed-to-table dining, onsite shopping and comfortable overnight accommodations will allow you to create an experience that is tailor-made to your group!
Group Tour Options
Shaker Village's guided tours will connect your group to the history and culture of the Pleasant Hill Shakers, with a trained interpreter leading you through each experience.
By selecting a guided tour, your group will have exclusive access to your assigned interpreter(s), who will ensure you receive an experience that is tailor-made with the tour options you select. Choosing a guided tour ensures you will make the most of your Shaker Village experience.
Which Tour Is For You?
When booking your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, you will have the option of selecting a guided tour, or to tour the Village on your own.
Each pre-paid option below includes opportunities to visit the Historic Centre, The Farm and The Preserve at
Guided Tour Pricing
$12/person for one hour tour
$14/person for one hour craft program
50% discount per person for each hour after the first hour
Explore Shaker Village on your own, taking advantage of public tours and programs along the way.
Investigate exhibits in the Historic Centre to learn Shaker lessons in community, sustainability and ingenuity.
Stretch your legs along the tree-lined turnpike to discover Shaker architecture, natural landscapes and even a Shaker cemetery.
Don't forget to visit The Farm to learn about diversified agriculture in our gardens, orchards and pastures!
Additional Group Experiences
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
April - October
Fri. - Sun. @ 11:30 am + 2:30 pm
Available any day with 30 day notice
Journey through the historic Village on our 12-passenger horse drawn wagon. Along the way, enjoy the sights while learning about Shaker history and culture.
Narrated programs include: Travel Tales: Shakers & Their Horses; Beyond the Historic Centre; and Last Rides: Shaker Funeral Practices.
Individual Guest Pricing
Fri. - Sun. @ 11:30 am or 2:30 pm
$10/person for 30 minute program
Any day with 30 day notice
$200/first hour minimum (Prepaid)
May - October
Daily @ 2:00 pm + 4:00 pm
Available any day with 2 wks. notice
Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Shaker Village’s 115-passenger riverboat, The Dixie Belle, as it passes below the high limestone cliffs of the Kentucky River Palisades.
One-hour narrated programs include: Kentucky River Geology; Engineering a River; and The Civil War on the River.
Riverboat Cruise Pricing
Groups of 15+ @ 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm
$8 per person (Prepaid)
Outside of Daily Cruise times
$395/hour, up to 49 guests
$5/person each additional guest
Hay Wagon Rides
Available any day w/ 2 wks. notice
There's no better way to maximize your views of Shaker Village's 3,000 acres than to take a hay wagon ride! An interpreter will join up to 25 passengers as you traverse the rolling hills of Central Kentucky in style.
One-hour narrated programs will provide an overview of the natural and cultural landscape that is Pleasant Hill, including a history of land use, stone fences and agricultural practices at the site.
Hay Wagon Private Charter
Up to 25 passengers
$200/first hour minimum (Prepaid)
Eat, Stay + Shop at Shaker Village
Great food makes a great trip, and Shaker Village is able to meet your group's dining needs in a variety of ways.
Our onsite restaurant, The Trustees' Table, is a seed-to-table dining experience in partnership with The Farm. From this historic restaurant, meal options for your visit include:
- Private dining room reservations
- Catered lunches - onsite
- Basic box lunches
- Market box lunches
- Lunch aboard the riverboat
Regardless of the dining option you select, you can be assured that the food will be fresh and delicious!
Our dining team is accustomed to meeting a variety of dietary requests. Please relay any special dietary needs to the Event Sales Team during the booking process.
The Inn at Shaker Village features 72 guest rooms, suites and private cottages spread throughout 13 historic buildings.
The Inn is much more than a traditional hotel. Each room, and building, offers a distinct character and charm.
Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker-inspired and reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views.
Groups may book overnight lodging through the Event Sales Team.
Call 859.734.1558 for more information.
Given the historic nature of Shaker Village, guest rooms are not accessible by elevator. Please consult the Event Sales Team during booking to ensure a quality experience for guests with limited mobility.
Discover the perfect gift!
Shop for signature Shaker oval boxes, logo merchandise and seasonally-inspired gifts, as well as unique children’s gifts, books, soaps and lotions, jams and jellies, Shaker reproductions and more!
Visit our onsite Shops located in The Welcome Center, Post Office and Trustees' Office, each of which offers a unique selection of products and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Want to peruse our selection before your visit? Many items found in our onsite Shops are also available online!
Planning to shop during your group's visit? Be sure to build time into your schedule when establishing your itinerary!
Room Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of overnight guest room reservations occurring 30 days or more prior to the event will not be charged a cancellation fee. Any room cancellations occurring between 14 and 29 days prior to the event will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50 percent of the first night accommodations. Any room cancellations occurring less than 14 days before scheduled arrival will be charged 100 percent of the first night accommodations.
Food and Beverage Policy
A 20 percent service charge and 6 percent Kentucky sales tax is added to the price of all catered food and beverage functions and meals served at The Trustees’ Table. No food or beverage, including alcoholic beverages, may be brought into meeting facilities by individuals or businesses other than Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Kentucky law prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public areas of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill property unless such beverages are purchased from Shaker Village in accordance with KRS243.042. “Public areas” include all Shaker Village property outside of an individual’s private Inn room.
*Please alert us to any food allergies or dietary needs when making your reservation. Meals are prepared on shared equipment with milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soybean, fish or shellfish.
One payment per group required. Unless prior credit arrangements have been made, payment is expected prior to your trip. Guaranteed numbers for meals in the dining room are required two weeks in advance. For village admission and riverboat excursion tickets, please call to confirm or cancel arrangements at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.
Due to the historic and natural features of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, accessibility to guests with limited mobility can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, Shaker Village strives to accommodate guests with limited mobility by providing alternative experiences, including several tour programs, demonstrations and exhibits that are accessible to everyone. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs.
Shaker Village is a 3,000-acre property, and historic buildings are spread throughout the grounds. The terrain is often rough, and the Village has many uneven limestone sidewalks and gravel paths. All of the restored 19th century buildings have two or more steps, and no elevators are available.
Shaker Village provides color brochures and digital photography free of charge.