Shaker Museum at South Union

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South Union Shakertown Historic District
South Union Shaker Center Dwelling House.jpg
Front of the main dwelling house
Shaker Museum at South Union is located in Kentucky
Shaker Museum at South Union
Shaker Museum at South Union is located in the United States
Shaker Museum at South Union
LocationKY 73 at Louisville and Nashville RR tracks, and jct. of U.S. 68, South Union, Kentucky
Coordinates36°53′5″N 86°38′40″W / 36.88472°N 86.64444°W / 36.88472; -86.64444Coordinates: 36°53′5″N 86°38′40″W / 36.88472°N 86.64444°W / 36.88472; -86.64444
Area9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
NRHP reference #75000796[1]
Added to NRHPApril 03, 1975

The South Union Shaker Village is located at the historic site of the South Union Shaker Village in Auburn, Kentucky, United States. The village was established by the Shakers in 1807 and closed in 1922.[2] The museum is located in the South Union Shaker Center House and Preservatory, an 1824 40-room Centre House, filled with original artifacts exemplifying the Shakers' craftsmanship and unique way of life.

The museum is on the South Union Shakertown Historic Trail, included in the US National Register of Historic Places.[3] The Shaker Museum at South Union is a non-profit educational organization devoted to preserving the Shaker culture and legacy.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Shaker Museum at South Union: History.
  3. ^ South Union Shakertown Historic Trail, National Park Service, USA.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kelly, Andrew (August 2015). Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture. Lexington, Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-5567-8
  • Coombs, Elizabeth (July 1940). "Brief History of the Shaker Colony at South Union, Kentucky". Filson Club History Quarterly. 14 (3).

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