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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: 502-349-0291

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Great Civil War Museum

One of the better Civil War Museum in the south. Small but very nicely laid out. Some of the best artifacts I have seen. Nice old time village you can walk through with different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the better Civil War Museum in the south. Small but very nicely laid out. Some of the best artifacts I have seen. Nice old time village you can walk through with different artifacts set up in each building. Museum has a gift shop. The entire town of Bardstown is worth seeing and it is on the bourbon trail... More 

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Aberdeen, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum with lots of artifacts. We learned some things we didn't know about Kentucky history. Our 5 yr old grandson was interested in the old cannons and guns. We also enjoyed our walk in the log cabin village.

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Beacon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to see this museum. They have a smallish building but the collection is pretty solid. They have a number of cloth battle flags which was a nice find. They also have other material culture items like uniforms, hats and leatherwork which was interesting and in good condition. On the whole, this was very good collection and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband went to the museum, I didn't. He is quite the history buff and loves the Civil War. He was reluctant to go because the museum isn't that impressive at first site, but he said this was the best museum that he had been to in a long time.......and that is saying something!!

Thank KitAustin_Texas
Louisville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a must and especially if you have children who need to learn our history. It is one of the finest collections we have ever seen. there is more than one location of items to visit. One ticket includes everything.

Thank Judith K
East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the museum's collection of artifacts are behind lite glass cases. Exhibits could be one person-officer, general, soldier, or group. Also uniforms, weapons, photographs, saddles, drawings of battles. Each case is well displayed & detailed. There are two halls of painting. Painting are mostly of a battle with place, date & who the victor was. Beside the land battles... More 

Thank Jack L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the displays here and knew that we could not read everything in one visit. The artifacts are in very good condition and displayed in well lit glassed-in cases. We learned a lot about the history of the area and the times. We would have liked some benches in the rooms as standing and reading displays gets tiring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! The Bardstown Civil War museum has an amazing collection of Civil War artifacts. An entire day could be spent here reading all the information included with all the displays. The displays cover several topics: uniforms and weaponry, children in the war, medical care, music of the civil war, naval battles of the civil war and more. Very interesting, we... More 

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Carriere, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was very informative and well put together. Even though the museum is rather small, we spent a couple of hours looking and reading about the civil war

Thank rheneg
Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly, we didn't have much time, just a fast walk thru. A number of displays on single battles, wish we had more time. Down below a number of old building and there was a union encampment going on. We were short on time, for the Stephen Forster Show, but do stop.

Thank steve r

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