Located in the heart of
the Bluegrass Region, Harrodsburg is Kentucky's oldest town.
Founded in 1774, it was the first permanent English settlement
west of the Allegheny Mountains and today offers a step back in
time with an appealing mix of farmland, architecture and culture.
Attractions include Old
Fort Harrod State Park, Perryville Civil War Battlefield, the
Legend of Daniel Boone Drama and the famous Shaker Village. Tour
area horse farms or the Dixie Belle riverboat, try your luck at
the Keeneland Race Track, go boating on Herrington Lake and visit
historic downtown Harrodsburg with plenty of fine restaurants and
The Shakers, otherwise
known as The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second
Appearing, were a communal society who, at their peak in numbers
in the mid-1800's, originally came to central Kentucky in 1805.
Settling on a high plateau above the Kentucky River near
Harrodsburg, they established a village named Pleasant Hill,
devoted to a peaceful way of life which was reflected in their
celibacy, belief in equality of race and sex, and freedom from