Abbey of Gethsemani

Open Mon.- Sat., 9 a.m-5 p.m., closed Sunday. The center offers displays and a video presentation about monastery life as well as a gift shop with Gethsemani Farms products. The Abbey, founded in 1848 by the Order of Trappist Cistercians, is home today to Trappist monks who open doors to spiritual seekers from all over the world.

Website: http://www.monks.org
Email: gethgiftf@monks.org
Phone: (502) 549-4406
Fax: (502) 549-4124

Address:
3642 Monks Rd. Hwy 247
Trappist , KY 40051

Bardstown-Nelson County Historical Museum

Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May-Oct.); Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov.-Apr.); Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. (year-round). In Spalding Hall, collection includes an original porcupine-quill-decorated Indian coat and one of the first Kentucky long rifles made in Bardstown by renowned gunsmith, Jacob Rizer (circa 1835). Variety of Historical artifacts, up to and including WWII. Main entrance faces Fifth St., HA rear entrance only.

Website: http://www.whiskeymuseum.com
Email: whiskeymuseum@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 348-2999

Address:
114 N. Fifth St.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Bardstown Opry

Live music every Friday night features the Bardstown Opry. Other performances throughout the year. 8 p.m.

Website: http://www.bardstownopry.com
Email: bardstownopry@yahoo.com
Phone: (859) 336-9839

Address:
426 Sutherland Lane
Bardstown , KY 40004

Barton 1792 Distillery & Visitor Center

Open year round. Tours are on the hour: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Tour a fully operating distillery and see the inner workings of how our award winning Bourbon is made. Each tour begins and ends in the Barton 1792 Visitor Center where guests can purchase many unique gifts and souvenirs. Tours and tastings are complimentary. All ages are welcome.

Website: http://www.1792bourbon.com
Email: info@bartonbrands.com
Phone: (502) 331-4879

Address:
501 Cathedral Manor
Bardstown , KY 40004

Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral

Open year round. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. First Catholic cathedral west of the Allegheny Mountains, the church was built in 1816-1819. This historic edifice contains fine paintings, gifts of Francis (King of the two Sicilies) and Pope Leo XII. Donations requested. HA.

Website: http://www.stjoechurch.com
Email: stjoe@stjoechurch.com
Phone: (502) 348-3126
Fax: (502) 349-0941

Address:
310 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Open 7 a.m. until near sunset daily; check website for schedule.  Visitor Center open daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Isaac's Cafe open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Free admission, Mon.-Fri.; $5 per vehicle on weekends, holidays. Renowned arboretum and 14,378-acre forest preserve with nature center, picnic areas, canopy tree walk, 38 miles of hiking trails and lakes. No camping, hunting or horseback riding.

Website: http://www.bernheim.org
Email: nature@bernheim.org
Phone: (502) 955-8512
Fax: (502) 955-4039

Address:
2499 Clermont Rd
Clermont , KY 40110

Bishop Flaget Log House & St. Thomas Church

Open by appointment only. Bishop Flaget, first Bishop of Bardstown, arrived at the house (circa 1795) in 1811 and lived there for seven years. Now an interpretive museum, the house reflects the 1812 era.

Website: http://www.st-thomasparish.org
Email: stthomas@bardstown.com
Phone: (502) 348-3717
Fax: (502) 348-1905

Address:
870 St. Thomas Lane
Bardstown , KY 40004

Chuckleberry Farm & Winery

11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours May 15 - Aug. 15: Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Family owned and operated winery on the outskirts of Bardstown. Specializing in sweet fruit wines. We also sell jellies, jams, blackberry cobbler and fresh fruit (when in season). Come visit us for a fresh new wine experience. Tastings are $5, receive a souvenir glass.

Website: http://www.site.chuckleberryfarm.com
Email: chuckleberryfarm@bellsouth.net
Phone: (502) 249-1051

Address:
527 Garrison Lane
Bloomfield , KY 40008

Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March-Oct.; Open Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec. 1-Feb 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. One of the four-most important Civil War Museums and Kentucky's largest collection of Civil War artifacts. Authentic uniforms, battle flags, weapons, maps and documents are on display. HA.

Website: http://www.civil-war-museum.org
Email: museumrow@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 349-0291

Address:
310 E. Broadway
Bardstown , KY 40004

Forest Edge Winery

Red, White and Specialty Wines. Open Mon - Thurs: 11a.m. - 6p.m., Fri - Sat: 11a.m. - 7p.m. Closed Sunday. Taste your wine selections in our tasting room.

Website: http://www.forestedgewine.com
Email: brance@forestedge.com
Phone: (855) 355-9463

Address:
1910 Clermont Road
Shepherdsville , KY 40165

Four Roses Distillery

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. See bottling done by hand and smell sweet aging bourbon in white oak barrels. Gift shop and free private tours by appointment only.

Website: http://www.fourrosesbourbon.com
Email: bottling@fourrosesbourbon.com
Phone: (502) 543-2264

Address:
624 Lotus Rd.
Cox's Creek , KY 40013

Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Ctr.

Mon.- Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon., Jan. & Feb. State-of-the-art visitor center provides the ultimate educational and entertainment experience. Tour a working rickhouse, see a movie and receive a tutored tasting in the "Taste of Heaven" barrel-shaped tasting room. HA. Visit our website for distillery tour details.

Website: http://www.bourbonheritagecenter.com
Phone: (502) 337-1000
Fax: (502) 337-1010

Address:
1311 Gilkey Run Rd.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Jim Beam’s American Stillhouse

Open year round. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., Noon-4:30 p.m. Closed Sun., Nov. - Mar.; New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Taste premium bourbons in the American Stillhouse tasting room. Must arrive by 3:30 p.m. for last tour. Visit our website for distillery tour details and reservations.

Website: http://www.americanstillhouse.com
Phone: (502) 543-9877

Address:
526 Happy Hollow Rd.
Clermont , KY 40110

Kentucky Bourbon House

Open Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call ahead for reservations. Groups welcome. The Kentucky Bourbon House, known as Kentucky's Home for Bourbon samples ten premium Kentucky Bourbons, two rye whiskies and a white dog. Colonel Michael Masters explores Bourbon history, distilling, taste profiles and marketing. Kentucky inspired foods served throughout the class. An absolutely unforgettable Kentucky experience.

Website: http://www.kentuckybourbonhouse.com
Email: info@kentuckybourbonhouse.com
Phone: (502) 507-8338

Address:
107 E. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Kentucky Railway Museum

Open Tues.- Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon. & Thurs. Jan.- March. Bells, lights and steam whistles abound at Kentucky's official railway museum. Take a ride through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley. AAA discount. HA.

Website: http://www.kyrail.org
Email: info@kyrail.org
Phone: (502) 549-5470
Fax: (502) 549-5472

Address:
136 S. Main St.
New Haven , KY 40051

Maker’s Mark Distillery

Open year round. Tours Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun.,11:30-3:30 p.m. Closed Sun., Jan.-Feb.; New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We love company, we invite you to stop in and we'll give you an up-close-and-personal look at our distillery, our whisky and the dream that led to both. Purchase a souvenir bottle and hand-dip it in Maker's signature red wax. Must be 21 to purchase and dip.

Website: http://www.makersmark.com
Phone: 270-865-2099
Fax: 270-865-2196

Address:
3350 Burk's Spring Rd.
Loretto , KY 40037

McIntyre’s Winery & Berries

Open daily 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 1- 7 p.m. Our winery produces homemade fruit wines made from fresh grown blueberries and blackberries. At McIntyre's Winery, you can get fresh berries and homemade fruit wines, or you can take a winery tour and indulge in a wine tasting. We produce dry wine, sweet wine, and fruit wines.

Website: http://www.mcintyreswinery.com
Email: info@mcintyreswinery.com
Phone: (502) 507-3264

Address:
531 McIntyre Lane
Bardstown , KY 40004

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Year round. Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and other select days. Relive the elegance of railcar dining as you travel through beautiful Bourbon Country in Kentucky. Experience a gourmet meal, impeccable service and true Southern hospitality. Reservations recommended.

Website: http://www.kydinnertrain.com
Phone: (502) 348-7300
Toll Free: (866) 801-3463

Address:
602 N. Third St.
Bardstown , KY 40004

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day. Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's ballad, "My Old Kentucky Home," which honors the state song. Built in 1812, it is as endearing to visitors today as when Foster wrote the song. HA first floor only.

Website: http://www.parks.ky.gov
Email: myoldkentuckyhome@ky.gov
Phone: (502) 348-3502
Fax: (502) 349-0054

Address:
501 E. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Native American Museum

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March-Oct.; Open Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec. 1-Feb 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. Looks at how Native Americans lived at various stages of American history. Three habitats are shown: reproduction longhouse, teepee, and adobe house. Also reproduction totem poles. Purchase tickets at the Civil War Museum.

Email: museumrow@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 349-0291

Address:
310 E. Broadway
Bardstown , KY 40004

Old Bardstown Village

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March-Oct.; Open Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec. 1-Feb 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. The Old Bardstown Village is a re-creation of a 1790's frontier village representative of the first westward movement of the nation. The cabins are 150 to 200 years old. HA Purchase tickets at the Civil War Museum.

Website: http://www.civil-war-museum.org
Email: museumrow@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 349-0291

Address:
310 E. Broadway
Bardstown , KY 40004

Old County Jail

Open Sun.-Fri., 2-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Includes a tour of the original 1819 jail. A chilling look at conditions in this jail that was in operation until 1987.

Website: http://www.jailersinn.com
Email: cpaul@jailersinn.com
Phone: (502) 348-5551

Address:
111 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Old Talbott Tavern

Open daily. Built in 1779, the historic stone building has been a silent witness to an amazing panorama of events and an unending parade of visitors from kings to pioneers and presidents to renegades.

Website: http://www.talbotts.com
Email: talbott@bardstown.com
Phone: (502) 348-3494
Toll Free: (800) 482-8376
Fax: (502) 348-3404

Address:
107 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May-Oct.); Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov.-Apr.); Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. (year-round). Extensive collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700's to today. Includes George Washington's mill stone, prohibition prescriptions, a replica of Lincoln's Tavern in Illinois and Carrie Nation's hatchet. Main entrance faces Fifth St., HA rear entrance only.

Website: http://www.whiskeymuseum.com
Email: whiskeymuseum@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 348-2999

Address:
114 N. Fifth St.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Open year-round, hours vary. Call for tours, retreat information and Mass times. Excellent quiet sacred campus for walks, meditating, tours, and retreats. Highlights of the campus include a Visitor Center, Sisters of Charity Heritage Center, Group and Directed Retreats, and the Archival Center, all in historic O’Connell Hall, and St. Vincent Church with its beautiful Gothic architecture.

Website: http://www.scnfamily.org
Email: rdavisscnazarethky.org
Phone: (502) 348-1500
Fax: (502) 348-1580

Address:
134 Main Ave.
Nazareth , KY 40048

Springhill Winery

Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. Taste your wine selections in our tasting room or on the patio overlooking the Easter vineyards.

Website: http://www.springhillwinery.com
Email: wineshop@springhillwinery.com
Phone: (502) 252-9463
Fax: (502) 252-9463

Address:
3205 Springfield Rd.
Bloomfield , KY 40008

The Stephen Foster Story

Select dates June 14 - Aug.16, 2014, 8:30 p.m., except Mon. and Thurs.; Sat. matinee in an indoor theater at 2 p.m. This spectacular musical, with a cast of more than 50 performers, is based on the life of America's first great composer, Stephen Foster.

Other 2014 production includes:
You’re A Good Man,
Charlie Brown
Thursday & Saturday
July 10 through August 9, 2014
8:30 p.m.

Website: http://www.stephenfoster.com
Phone: (502) 348-5971
Fax: (502) 349-0574

Address:
411 E. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Walking Tour

Self-guided tours of Historic downtown Bardstown. Maps available at Welcome Center or download our Attractions Walking Tour or our Historic Walking Tour (pdf format).

Website: http://www.visitbardstown.com
Email: info@bardstowntourism.com
Phone: (502) 348-4877
Fax: (502) 349-0804

Address:
One Court Square
Bardstown , KY 40004

War Memorial of Mid America/Hal Moore

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March-Oct.; Open Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec. 1-Feb 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. The Memorial covers all of America's wars, from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm, with outstanding graphics and artifacts. Purchase tickets at the Civil War Museum.

Website: http://www.civil-war-museum.org
Email: museumrow@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 348-0291

Address:
202 E. Broadway
Bardstown , KY 40004

Wickland, Home of Three Governors

Open May-Labor Day, Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Self-guided architectural tour. Considered one of the best Federal-style houses in Kentucky, it was built circa 1825-1828. Also, exhibits focusing on the three governors and the Civil War.

Website: http://www.historicwickland.com
Phone: (502) 507-0808
Fax: (502) 349-0804

Address:
550 Bloomfield Rd.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Willett Distillery

Tour times Mon.-Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun., (March-Dec.) 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. reservations are recommended. Learn about one of Kentucky’s smallest family-owned and independently operated distilleries. Tour our recently restored distillery and sample the unique Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys that are bottled by hand in very small batches.

Website: http://www.willettdistillery.com
Phone: (502) 348-0899
Fax: (502) 348-5539

Address:
1869 Loretto Rd.
Bardstown , KY 40004

Women of the Civil War Museum

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March-Oct.; Open Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.; Closed Dec. 1-Feb 28, Easter & Thanksgiving. The museum portrays women as nurses, spies, soldiers in disguise, plantation and factory workers. Clothing and artifacts from the era help to tell their story. Purchase tickets at the Civil War Museum.

Website: http://www.civil-war-museum.org
Email: museumrow@bardstowncable.net
Phone: (502) 348-0291

Address:
310 E. Broadway
Bardstown , KY 40004