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Address: 114 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY
Phone Number: 1.800.638.4877 t
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Housed inside a gorgeous federal-style home built in 1819 is the Spalding Hall Historical Museum and the Oscar Getz Museum under one roof. As you wonder through this gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Cincinnati
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Housed inside a gorgeous federal-style home built in 1819 is the Spalding Hall Historical Museum and the Oscar Getz Museum under one roof. As you wonder through this gorgeous home you will discover that both museums are interconnected in an easy flowing manner. Oscar Getz was a liquor salesman and amassed a huge collection of rare Whiskey artifacts. There is... More 

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Riverside, California
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177 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

They have an excellent bourbon history museum. Loaded with exhibits and interesting items related to bourbon. All distilleries were represented. Good exhibits on the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I were in Bardstown in July,and decided to take in a few of the local sights that we missed in October,2012. The Oscar Getz Whiskey museum was a sweet find that we had previously missed out on.Just about anything whiskey related that you can imagine is in there. We had a really good time. Admission is free,however... More 

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Fl.
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36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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216 reviews 216 reviews
81 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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