Shaker Village temporarily closes & cancels

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:50:24-04

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — Shaker Village has announced its closing and canceling events to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The historic landmark's closure impacts access to all hiking trails, The Preserve, The Farm, The Inn, The Historic Centre, The Shops and The Trustees’ Table restaurant. Limited staff members will continue to be on-site to care for farm animals, historic buildings and the grounds during this time.

“So many businesses, individuals and families are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, and it has now forced us to make the heart-breaking decision to close our doors for the time being,” said President and CEO Maynard Crossland. “Safety is always our top priority and we simply cannot put our guests and staff at risk. I know that we can weather this storm together as a community, state and nation, and I look forward to reopening the Village as soon as possible.”

Crossland says the hardest part of closing is sending their staff home.

Events and programs scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been canceled, but some may be rescheduled. Anyone who purchased tickets will be contacted by Shaker Village.