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Bowling Green: South Union Shaker Village Entry Ticket

Bowling Green: South Union Shaker Village Entry Ticket

From US$ 10 per person

Travel back in time to the Shaker Community in South Union that was established in 1807 and lasted until 1922. Visit and learn firsthand about the Shaker way of life, exploring original and restored buildings containing Shaker folk life and artifacts.

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  • See beautiful artifacts that tell so much about the day-to-day lives of the Shakers
  • Explore lush and tranquil grounds with original and resorted buildings dating back over 200 yearss
  • Travel back to simpler times by learning about the folklore and traditions of the Shakers
  • See the culture of simplicity, artistry, and equality which was created
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The Shakers were a religious community originally formed in Manchester, England in 1774. They later relocated to settle in South Union, Kentucky (19 kilometers from Bowling Green) in 1807 and stayed until 1922. They kept journals of their activities, and from these journals one can catch a glimpse of the history of their daily lives, their belief in work and worship, and their inventions and contributions. You will also hear of the birth of the seed industry, textile production, and what it was like to live during that period of time. A visit to this wonderful historic site takes one back in time, and perhaps provides a better understanding of the challenges which the Shakers faced at the time.
  • General admission
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Meeting point

Upon arrival, please go to the Visitor Center located at 896 Shaker Museum Road to present your GetYourGuide voucher to the staff on duty.

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  •  This tour may prove difficult for people with limited mobility
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Very interesting and informative. We were able to watch craftsman and talk with knowledgeable staff.

March 21, 2021

Easy to find, extremely knowledgeable volunteers, easy to navigate throughout,so many informative exhibits,and the perfect size for an educational experience. The history is fascinating and the actual size of the settlement was HUGE.

May 1, 2021

Loved it out there in Aurburn, KY. I visited the museum years ago. I was interested in the customer service of the Museum and the integrity of Broadway Jubilee Amenities and Concierge. Perfect! Quick, efficient and even received a phone call from the Curator!

July 2, 2021

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