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The Shaker Tavern, built in 1869 as a business venture for the South Union Shakers, housed a hotel for the "people of the world." The Shakers leased the building to an outside interest for one hundred dollars a month, leaving its management to the "world."

The Shaker Tavern maintained a thriving business for more than forty years, catering to the Victorian railroad travelers who stopped at South Union. The building's architectural features were clearly incorporated to attract the world's people, whose tastes differed dramatically from that of the Shakers. The stark simplicity of the buildings used by the Shakers contrasts greatly with the grand columned facade, intricate brickwork, and the ornate staircase of the Shaker Tavern.

The Shaker Tavern is owned and operated by the South Union Shaker Village. It is located 1.25 miles west of the South Union Shaker Village on Highway 73.

Facility Reservation Information
The Shaker Tavern offers space and meals for meetings, weddings, receptions, celebrations and group meals by reservation. Group meals are reserved for parties of 12 or more guests. Please click on "Plan Your Visit" tab for directions. For reservations:
  • (270) 542-6801
  • Toll free 1-800-929-8701
Overnight Reservation Information
The Shaker Tavern offers six guest rooms that share a common area on the second floor landing. Accommodations include full breakfast and admission to the South Union Shaker Village. Please click on "Plan Your Visit" tab for directions. For reservations:
  • (270) 542-6801
  • Toll free 1-800-929-8701
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will incur a charge of $30.00. Guest non-arrival will be charged full reservation balance.

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Room Rates *
Room w/shared bath $70.00
Room w/private bath $80.00
Two adjoining rooms w/bath $130.00
* Does not include 6% sales tax, 1% state room tax, and 3% local room tax.
Also available for parties and receptions.


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