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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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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It has a lot of history in it about Bardstown. Good thing is it is free to visit. There is a very nice lady over it that will tell you about things if you have any questions. She talked with my husband about some of the bottles and things. I am not into history as much as he is, if... More 

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Cincinnati
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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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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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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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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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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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Kentucky
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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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