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Address: 310 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number: 502-348-3126
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Huge building

They weren't giving tours when we were there. It's not the most elaborate Catholic church on the inside but the size is quite impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

They weren't giving tours when we were there. It's not the most elaborate Catholic church on the inside but the size is quite impressive.

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Milford, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is another place built in early american history times. They have a person inside telling you about the place and answering any questions you might have. A neat place to visit.

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Burlington, Kentucky
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to mass at this cathedral one Sunday morning. Built in 1800's and contains paintings donated by King Louis. Worth several million dollars today. In the 60's they were valued at $900,000. The acoustics were not that good however. Echoing everywhere. The church is beautiful and worth the stop.

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Louisa, Kentucky
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48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our tour guide was very nice but at times he was a little hard to understand, it's the only thing that kept me from rating this excellent. It was very interesting to hear about the history of this cathedral and the movement of the catholic church. It's worth taking the time to see and you just make a donation of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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221 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are visiting Bardstown don't miss an opportunity to tour the Basilica. It is a beautiful, old and historic church with many gorgeous windows and interesting artifacts. Try to take the tour given by one of the members and it will make your visit more memorable. If you are interested in Bourbon history, visit the Bourbon Museum out in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A lovely tour by a member of the church. She knows so much about the history of the church movement in the area. The art work in the sanctuary is priceless.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First cathedral built west of the appellation mountains. The lady that gave us the tour was very informative, and answered all our questions. When you are done walk behind the church, there is a building to your right with stained windows. It is a bourbon museum. Very interesting.

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Attica, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The four of us stopped in right before it was time to close the door. The sweetest lady gave us so much information about the church. It is definitely worth seeing.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visit a good number of architectural and historical sites, and this one was quite thr surprise since I'd never heard of it and I live close by. I never knew Bardstown had such historical significance and to find it so close and hear how such a grand place came to be was pretty awesome. Loved it!

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Buena Park, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were trying to kill 30 minutes before the next distillery tour and the cathedral was close by. We parked the car in the parking lot of the adjacent Catholic school. I was surprised that Bardstown was so important back then on parr with NY, Boston, and Philadelphia to warrant a cathedral. I was also surprised that Protestants contributed financially... More 

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