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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Good museum

A very good museum about the history of whiskey. We only had 15 minutes before it closed, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Amazing Selection of Historical Items

From the minute we arrived, I was impressed by how great their displays and artifacts were on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
114 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004-1449
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very good museum about the history of whiskey. We only had 15 minutes before it closed, but could have spent at least an hour there viewing all the exhibits and different rooms. Highly recommend if your doing The Bourbon Trail.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived, I was impressed by how great their displays and artifacts were on display. Linda's level of knowledge about her collection was also incredible, and the tour was top-notch. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe J
Reviewed March 14, 2019

The best part of this museum was the guide that initially gave us an "Easter egg" to find in each rooms collection. This was an unexpected find that took you thru the initial settling of America, George Washington's distillery operation up thru Prohibition and into...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion K
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. We were the only ones there. The guide gave us a quick overview in each room then we wondered around on our own. We spent about an hour here. The museum is free. They so have a donation box as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank phislamajama
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Oscar Getz Museum while visiting the Bourbon Trail and staying in Bardstown. The museum itself is a small, free (donations accepted) museum for folks to walk through and learn a little bit more about the building, the area, and bourbon of course....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CincyPeter
Reviewed January 20, 2019

This museum is in Spalding Hall along with the History museum. The cost is a donation. Not sure what keeps them going cause we were the only ones there. Leave a nice donation ;) There is a still from 1787! The thing is huge!! There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jannfri
Reviewed December 13, 2018

The good: Free (donations accepted), lots of artifacts, plenty to look at The bad: They don't know the bourbon laws...at a whiskey museum. The older lady who was working was giving my Dad and I an introduction to the place (we were the only ones...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hedgeventure
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you love quirky little roadside attractions as much as I do, or if you love whiskey as much as my husband does - this museum is for you. Oscar Getz personally collected most of the ephemera and collectibles that make up this museum, which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tuturista
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Take time to visit this museum. It is dedicated to Whiskey history, and wow, what a unique place. Definitely worth the time to visit - so much to learn here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cindypH3192WM
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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