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“Good History collection..”
Review of Spalding Hall

Spalding Hall
Ranked #12 of 27 things to do in Bardstown
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Fl.
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177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good History collection..”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good for those of us who remember St. Joe Prep School before it closed. There is lots of interesting local history including year b ooks from the school . The Wiskey History is most interesting as well. This building ,constructed around 1820,was used during the Civil War as a hospital. Make this a stop if you are in the Bardstown area.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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381 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Historic Building”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spalding Hall is steeped in history having been constructed around 1819. It has served as a college, a seminary, a hospital during the Civil War, an orphanage, and a boys prep school. The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum are located within Spalding Hall. A restaurant and St. Catherine College Center are also located in this building. The Getz Museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts and documents covering all aspects of the whiskey industry from pre-Colonial days, Prohibition years, up to the present day. The museum is a great way to learn about whiskey making. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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206 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Goetz Museum is Great”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you stay in Bardstown and have time to spare, I highly recommend visiting the Goetz Museum located in Spalding Hall. The Museum is a history of bourbon and prohibition in this country and has very interesting facts. The Museum is small, probably 1 hour is all that's needed. It's walking distance from the center of town.

Visited May 2014
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Salt Lick, Kentucky, United States
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25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is free. People friendly and informative. enjoyed the museum. Would do it again. Alot in a small space. It is nice that they restored the building.

Visited September 2013
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Bardstown Kentucky
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Spaulding Hall is cool”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful old building with museums and
a beautiful upstairs which was a chapel.
Good restaurant in the basement

Visited July 2013
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