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Attractions in Bardstown, Kentucky

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Abbey of Gethsemani

    3642 Monks Road
    New Haven, KY 40051
    Trappist, Kentucky
    502-549-3117
    This Abbey was founded in 1848 by the Order of Trappist Cistercians. Displays and videos tell visitors about the monastary life and there is a bookstore with Gethsemani Farms' products and gifts. ...
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  • Mansion, The

    1003 North Third Street
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    502-348-1688
    This beautiful 1851 Greek Revival home is where the first Confederate flag was raised in Kentucky. Daily guided tours feature period antiques.
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  • Saint Joseph's Proto-Cathedral

    310 West Stephen Foster Avenue
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    502-348-3126
    When the cornerstone was laid in 1816, this became the first Catholic cathedral west of the Alleghenies. It is listed as a national landmark and contains 17th century European paintings and other...
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  • Wickland

    550 Bloomfield Road
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    502-507-0808
    The home of three governors, this Federal-style house, built around 1825 - 1828 features Georgian architecture and outstanding antique furniture. Wickland is open for self-guided tours.
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Old Bardstown Village

    310 East Broadway
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    Museum Row
    502-349-0291
    This re-creation of a frontier village is complete with cabins dating from between 1776 and 1820. Along with frontier homes, visit the Wheel Wright's Shop, Forge, and Stillhouse. An Indian Museum...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Civil War Museum at Old Bardstown Village

    310 East Broadway
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    downtown
    502-349-0291
    Housed in Bardstown's old water works and icehouse, this museum is the fourth largest Civil War Museum in the United States. It primarilly tells the story of the War of the Western States in a...
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  • Kentucky Railway Museum

    136 South Main Street
    New Haven, KY 40051
    502-549-5470
    The Kentucky Railway Museum is one of the oldest rail museums in the United States. It has a variety of railroad artifacts, over 100 different railroad cars and locomotives, as well as a large...
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  • Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    114 North Fifth Street
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    Located in Historic Spalding Hall
    502-348-2999
    Features of this museum include copper stills dating from 1787, Prohibition medicinal whiskies, antique bottles, jugs and barrels, temperance banners, rare documents, and a Master Distiller Joe L....
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  • Wildlife/Natural History Museum

    310 East Broadway
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    Museum Row
    502-349-0291
    A large collection of North American animals in their natural habitat, as well as, fossils and minerals from around the world can be seen at this museum.
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  • Women of the Civil War Museum

    302 East Broadway
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    Civil War Museum
    502-349-0291
    Located in the historic Wright Talbot House, this museum highlights the many roles that women played in the Civil War. It tells their stories through the use of letters, personal artifacts, and...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

    State Highway 245
    Bardstown, KY 40110
    Clermont, Kentucky
    502-955-8512
    Established in 1929 by Isaac W. Bernheim, this renowned arboretum and 14,000 acre forest is the perfect place to spend the day. Visit the Nature Center, or enjoy the 30 miles of hiking trails, the...
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Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Chapeze House

    107 East Stephen Foster Avenue
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    502-349-0127
    Home to the Kentucky Bourbon Society, Kentucky Bourbon Cooking School, and Chapeze Distillery, Chapeze House is the world home of Kentucky Bourbon and fine food tastings. The mansion, itself, was...
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  • Four Roses Distillery

    624 Lotus Road
    Bardstown, KY 40013
    Cox's Creek, Kentucky
    502-543-2264
    Come visit this distillery where the bottling is done by hand and the Bourbon ages in white oak barrels. The distillery is housed in a 1911 Spanish Mission-syle building, which is listed on the...
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  • Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center

    1311 Gilkey Run Road
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    502-337-1000
    Learn how Bourbon is made, and the history of Kentucky's Bourbon industry, at this center, through interactive exhibits. You can also tour a working rickhouse, receive a tutored tasting, and create...
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  • Jim Beam American Outpost

    Highway 245
    Bardstown, KY 40110
    Clermont, Kentucky
    502-543-9877
    Learn about the heritage and production of fine Bourbon at this 200 year old distillery. View the Beam family home, which is listed as a National Historic Site, and sample Jim Beam bourbons.
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  • Maker's Mark Distillery

    3350 Burk's Springs Road
    Loretto, KY 40037
    270-865-2099
    Tour the only operating distillery in the United States designated as a National Historical Landmark and see how bourbon whiskey is made. The distillery was built in 1805 as a gristmill distillery...
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  • Springhill Winery

    3205 Springfield Road
    Bardstown, KY 40008
    Bloomfield, Kentucky
    502-252-9463
    Learn about Kentucky's Wine Heritage as you view historic displays, tour the winery cellar, and experience how fine wines are made. Visit the Tasting Room and Gift Shop to complete your trip.
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