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Spalding Hall is home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum. The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History displays a 50 year collection of rare artifacts and documents concerning the American whiskey industry...more
If you are in Bardstown, you will enjoy this museum. It has something for everyone. More geared obviously for the adults in your groups and if you love whiskey, you will have to be dragged out of here. I am a museum rat and wanted...More
Nice exhibits, interesting Prohibition exhibit currently. Staff was helpful and very chatty. I was hoping to see something on Elijah Craig, one of the early distillers of bourbon. We were told all of that was in storage until they do another display. Oh well. Heaven...More
If you're in Bardstown and either doing the Bourbon Trail or are a whiskey fan, you have to go. It's not a huge place so you can do it in about an hour. The woman working there greeted us promptly and showed us quickly what...More
I too am confused about why TripAdvisor lists this in the wrong town. The restaurant in its basement is listed in Bardstown correctly.
Anyway, this is a gem of a museum. The women running the show and volunteering are very knowledgeable and very friendly. The...More
There was one woman working. She gave us a tour of each room and knew a lot. Then she left us to explore on our own. I am a teacher and I learned a lot. It is free with donations encouraged. Definitely worth the stop....More
Great little museum that is quiet enough for staff to give attention to visitors. Nice history of whiskey and prohibition. Saw some very old and very rare bottles of bourbon. Staff also told us directed us to free tasting at Barton or we wouldn’t have...More
We tried to visit on a Monday and went to the wrong door. That door lists them being closed on Mondays. So we left and returned a different day. That's when we discovered there was a different door to enter. (So, that's our fault.)
First the bad: When we walked in the door a woman came up to us and told us she would be our tour guide. We told her we would prefer to self tour so we could take our time and read everything. She acted like...More