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Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

310 East Broadway, Bardstown, KY
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to many Civil War museums in my life and this is by far one of the best! Everything is so well organized and so well put together! My two favorites were the War museum and the Civil war museum of the western theater. I could have skipped the village only because I've seen so many like it... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If I am close to anything civil war I see it. This is a well gone museum. Many artifacts from the war. Pictures, weapons, uniforms, maps, explanations of what happened at many battles. Much history of the leaders, on both sides. Well worth the price. A very detailed presentation of the war between the states.

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Attica, Indiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was the second time we have toured this museum. Very interesting and well done. Worth stopping in and seeing. Also enjoyed the Women of the Civil War Museum and All War Museum which are just up the road.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Being a history buff, the structural lay out of this particular museum was a bit off putting at first, but the variety of historical artifacts and details attributed to them are well worth the tour. Even if you aren't capable of checking out the other museums, that are tied into the property or not capable of catching the reenactors in... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very well done with awesome exhibits. If you are in to the history of the Civil War, this is a great stop in Kentucky.

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Highland, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and spending time sampling the offerings, when our group took time to visit the "Old Bardstown Village, and Civil War Museum. If you are a Civil War buff and want to see the real items, then this is your place. Two people own the pieces that are displayed. It is considered one of four... More

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Cincinnati
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We could not believe how much was in this museum and how extensive the exhibit was. We were very impressed.

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Houston, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This museum is very well organized, giving a visitor a detailed history of the Civil era. Displays are set around major battles and campaigns. It only takes maybe about an hour to an hour and one-half to go through everything - and so worthwhile. Lots of memorabilia.

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are several civil war related buildings all run by the same folks. We started at the main museum next to the 1800's time period village. The museum is an interesting collection of artifacts and history. The stories of the battles one can read in books or see in videos -- or review here on the informative posters about each... More

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Salzburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum has a lot of quality and interesting artifacts. However, they are not presented in the best way. Tags are lacking for some items, titles of exhibits are hand stenciled on walls, mannequins look old and ragged, info is presented on poster board. However, if you can look past this, there are wonderful and rare artifacts to see here.... More

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