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Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

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Address: 310 E Broadway St, Bardstown, KY 40004-1566
Phone Number: +1 502-349-0291
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Small but good displays

This museum mainly focuses on the Civil War Western Theatre. (TN, KY, GA). The dioramas were very good. A nice stop if you are in the area, and enjoy history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum mainly focuses on the Civil War Western Theatre. (TN, KY, GA). The dioramas were very good. A nice stop if you are in the area, and enjoy history.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting place. Very quaint. The displays are varied from amazing to only fair. The history was well presented and interesting. We walked through the old homes and buildings next door. That was very interesting. I recommend it.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I did a self-tour and was amazed at all the artifacts collected. Some effort was made to tell the story of the war with pieces that fit every major battle, branch, and aspect of the Civil War. That requires a lot of artifacts and they pulled it off.

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Some very interesting information on women's roles in the war, which one does not usually hear about We love museums and have seen many good and bad ones. The displays here are not that well presented. Much of it is reading intensive, which is not a bad thing in and of itself, but it is often placed at such a... More 

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Champaign, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a very well managed museum with a lot of artifacts on display. You can spend a lot of time there if you have the time. We would recommend this to people who have an interest in history.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a very simple but nicely done museum. I enjoyed the artifacts on display, and recommend this as an interesting way to spend an hour. There's not much to it, but it was worth the low admission fee.

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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is an interesting museum if you like the civil war and you like to read my 5 year old was bored but me and my husband loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Good museum to browse. The staff is available to answer questions. Good exhibit regarding prohibition.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Museum has a great collection of letters, pictures, facts and figures of the Civil War, please make sure that you allow plenty of time to go over the information on every exhibition. Then you can go outside and walk around the original structures and tools that give you a glimpse of what life what about that time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This place is fantastic and a definitely a MUST see!!! I am a history buff and I was surprised at how much there is to see in the three museums here. The staff are friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable! Be sure to see all three of the museums! This trio is well worth a trip to Bardstown!

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