NameShaker Museum at South Union
LocationAbout 18 miles northwest of I-65 exit 2; apprx. 1/2 mi from US 68-80
Address850 Shaker Museum Road South Union, KY
Mailing
Address
P O Box 177 Auburn, KY 42206
Phone270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
HoursMar 1-Nov 30 9am-5pm Mon. -Sat. 1pm-5pm Sun; Dec1-Feb 28 10am-4pm Tues. -Sat.;Closed major holidays
Useful
Information
South Union, now owned by a nonprofit educational organization, is one of 24 villages established by the Shakers-a communal religious organization of the 19th century whose religious beliefs set them apart from mainstream America. The museum in the Centre House features original artifacts; double room doors illustrate the Shaker practice of separating the sexes; built-in cabinets and peg strips on the walls emphasize principles of order and cleanliness. There are special events throughout the year.
Driving
Directions
From the courthouse in Franklin, go north on 31W about 1/2 mi.; turn northwest (left) on Hwy 73 for about 12 mi.; turn right (north) on Hwy 3172-Shaker Museum Road for about 1 mi.; museum on left side of highway
Emailshakmus@logantele.com
Web Sitewww.shakermuseum.com