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Address: 114 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY
Phone Number: 1.800.638.4877 t
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Historic with great museum

Attended the bourbon festival in September. The hall is historic, and has that old building smell. Attended the whisky museum, which has some interesting artifacts. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
montgomery alabama
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montgomery alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Attended the bourbon festival in September. The hall is historic, and has that old building smell. Attended the whisky museum, which has some interesting artifacts. The staff was pleasant, and although busy with preparation for the festival, did allows us to take our time in the museum. There was a collection of old whisky bottles and decanters for sale, cheap,... More 

Thank lakemartindoc
Russell Springs, Kentucky
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60 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 

Thank anita059
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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 

4 Thank EllaH1
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.

4 Thank Chuck8700
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 

4 Thank Kejola1969
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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 

2 Thank Pettitt5
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 

2 Thank BionicOne
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.

1 Thank Linda F
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.

1 Thank Kathy F
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

5 Thank TomBardstownKentucky

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