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South Union Shaker Village

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South Union Shaker Village

South Union, Kentucky

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Serene… peaceful… calm… these are the feelings that will wash over you after taking a short drive west of Bowling Green to the historic site of the South Union Shaker Village. The Shakers were an innovative, hard-working religious group, and this community was established in 1807 and closed in 1922. The village site now consists of several restored buildings including the 1824 Centre House, which contains one of the largest collections of Shaker furniture in the U.S.

On display are original furniture, crafts, textiles and manuscripts, including many journals from the Civil War era.  During the War, the Shakers at South Union witnessed both armies as they marched through their village, stole their horses and wagons, and demanded meals and services at any time day or night. The war raged in the Shakers' doors and streets, but their pacifism persevered, and it is estimated they served over 100,000 meals to soldiers. 

The Gift Shop features handmade items like baskets, boxes, toys, dresses and more.  Nearby Shaker Tavern, built in 1869, provides bed and breakfast accommodations still today.

Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.  Closed New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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850 Shaker Museum Road
South Union, KY 42283

Region: Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Phone: 270-542-4167
Alt Phone: 270-542-4167
Toll Free US: 800-811-8379

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