plan your visit

Here’s the scoop on planning your visit to South Union Shaker Village!

REGULAR SEASON {March 1 through November 30} South Union Shaker Village is open for tours from: 
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM  
Sunday: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Central Time).
The last tour begins 45 minutes before closing.

WINTER HOURS {December 1 through February 28} OPEN for tours from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Tuesday-Saturday (Central Time). The last tour begins 45 minutes before closing.

*The Village is CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Village is CLOSED on MONDAYS year round.

For more information, please call 270-542-4167. You can also reach us by email at info@southunionshakervillage.com.


Adults | $10.00 each

Children [ages 6-12] | $4.00 each

Children 5 + under | FREE

Students [elementary-college] | $4.00

Military | $8.00

Senior Citizens [age 62+] | $8.00


Coupons are offered at the Bowling Green Visitors Bureau | $1.00 off admission

South Union Shaker Village offers school tours year ‘round. To learn more about the programs we offer, click here to visit our Teachers page.


South Union Shaker Village offers a wide range of tours and activities for groups of all ages. Please call us at 270-542-4167 for tour prices and to make reservations or visit our Group Tours page for more information.

South Union Shaker Village is located 1 mile south of US-68 on KY-1466, ten miles west of Bowling Green, KY. PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 896 Shaker Museum Road Auburn, KY 42206 VIEW MAP + GET DIRECTIONS


The Shaker Hotel now operates as an event space for weddings and events.

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:  396 South Union Road, Auburn, KY 42206




Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of South Union Shaker Village and to a $150,000.00 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation, we have met our $300,000.00 goal! We received notification in late October that the Brown Foundation had awarded SUSV a grant that would cover half the project cost, challenging us to raise the remainder. Within weeks, we had both met and exceeded the matching grant, allowing us to complete our Phase I fundraising effort before the end of 2016.  

When we were offered the Wash House by our neighbors the Fathers of Mercy in April, SUSV leadership was overjoyed, but also daunted by the task of raising $300,000.00. The announcement was officially made during the South Union Seminar in April and the response was immediate.  John and Linda Tanner pledged $1000.00 and challenged others in attendance to donate. Before the end of the day we had contributions from Hanlin and Jane Bavley, George and Darlene Kohrman, Mark Brown and Mary Black, and we were off and running! Within a few weeks, Judy and Ray McCaskey had become the first major donors of our campaign with a pledge of $21,000.00. Other generous gifts followed.

Since the letters were mailed to our membership in September, hardly a day has gone by when a contribution did not come in the mail. The response has been incredible and we are all very grateful for your generosity. At this time, contributions and pledges total $366,165.00. The money received over the purchase price will be committed toward the restoration of the building.

Read more about the campaign and the history of the 1854 Wash House. >>

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