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Spalding Hall

114 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY
1.800.638.4877 t
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Bardstown
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Riverside, California
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541 reviews 541 reviews
168 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
76 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
91 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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