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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
+1 502-348-2999
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Very interesting museum!

We tried to visit on a Monday and went to the wrong door. That door lists them being closed on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jimnles2001
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Ramsey, Illinois
building contains whiskey museum and bardstown history museum

First the bad: When we walked in the door a woman came up to us and told us she would be our tour... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
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This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from pre-Colonial days through the 1960s.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
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114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
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+1 502-348-2999
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"downtown bardstown"
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"decanter"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.) The...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

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

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

i was really looking forward to seeing the museum on 3-11-18. we were on a tight schedule and the museum was supposed to open at 12:00 noon on sunday. it didn't. we waited until 12:15. nothing and no answer on the phone. I realize the...More

Thank kent s
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Were greeted by a sweet older lady who knew about all there is to know about the Whiskey history in the area. Amazing array of of historical artifacts, if you are a museum buff, this is the place for you. Plan to give yourself plenty...More

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

The Oscar Getz Museum is in Bardstown, Ky not in Loretto as currently listed by TA. This is a wonderful, small museum housed in an old Civil War hospital, all about the history of bourbon, bourbon makers, lots of memorabilia, a huge collection of bottles...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

A gem if you love history. We added this to our schedule when we realized we had a little bit of down time in Bardstown. You can get through it in an hour easy, but plan on a little bit more time if you stop...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Collection of varied historical and unusual items and displays. Self guided - friendly knowledgable staff -

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Lots of information on the people and how whiskeys received their names. Story of the founding fathers of an American product. Admission is free. Two blocks from town. Next door to St Joseph's. You can park an RV at the church lot

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This place was storied in bourbon history and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was full of great stories!

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

I really enjoyed the displays and memorabilia here. The exhibits on prohibition were particularly interesting, as were the displays of unusual bottles and decanters.

1  Thank Susan K
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