"A Weekend at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill"
We spent two nights at Shaker Village as part of our three weekend honeymoon back in '98. I enjoyed the experiences and differences in the places we visited (Cincinnati & Nashville being the other two).
Although Shaker Village is basically a working museum they do have a restaurant which serves the best food I have tasted since moving to America. There are craft shops and guided tours but the village layout has hardly changed since its last usage as a community in the 1820's.
The picture shows the first building you come across as you enter the village and it is used as the central office for registration etc.
Shaker Village is the largest National Historic Landmark of its kind and today tells the story of a nineteenth century community and its search for perfection.
This photograph shows the rear of a communal building. Large families would reside in the same communal.
The Village Tour that I already spoke about is $9.50 (adult), $5.00 (12-17 yrs), #3.00 (6-11 yrs) and no charge for children under 6. There is also a Family Ticket costing $25.00 and a Senior Discount is also available.
This photgraph showsthe openness of the layout of the village.