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Spalding Hall

114 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY
1.800.638.4877 t
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Bardstown
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good for those of us who remember St. Joe Prep School before it closed. There is lots of interesting local history including year b ooks from the school . The Wiskey History is most interesting as well. This building ,constructed around 1820,was used during the Civil War as a hospital. Make this a stop if you are in the Bardstown... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spalding Hall is steeped in history having been constructed around 1819. It has served as a college, a seminary, a hospital during the Civil War, an orphanage, and a boys prep school. The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum are located within Spalding Hall. A restaurant and St. Catherine College Center are also located in... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you stay in Bardstown and have time to spare, I highly recommend visiting the Goetz Museum located in Spalding Hall. The Museum is a history of bourbon and prohibition in this country and has very interesting facts. The Museum is small, probably 1 hour is all that's needed. It's walking distance from the center of town.

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Salt Lick, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is free. People friendly and informative. enjoyed the museum. Would do it again. Alot in a small space. It is nice that they restored the building.

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Bardstown Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful old building with museums and a beautiful upstairs which was a chapel. Good restaurant in the basement

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Wonderful and hospitable workers there! Lots to see and enjoy. Handicap accessible with an elevator. Great souvenirs too!

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san antonio, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Takes maybe an hour to see and review it all, and it's worth it. No charge (donation jar). On campus of a small catholic college. A neat piece of kentucky history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Did not realise that Bardstown had a Bourbon History museum despite having visted for over 20 years.This was a very interesting place to go if you like your Bourbon and related artefacts however the signage to find the place is non existent and for such a tourist town this is appalling - local council - get your act together and... More

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