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South Union Shakertown Historic District
South Union Shaker Center Dwelling House.jpg
Front of the main dwelling house
Location KY 73 at Louisville and Nashville RR tracks, and jct. of U.S. 68, South Union, Kentucky
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
Architect Multiple
NRHP reference No. 75000796
Added to NRHP April 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. 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. The Shaker Museum at South Union is a non-profit educational organization devoted to preserving the Shaker culture and legacy.

  • 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
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