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Directions to Visitors Center


From Louisville (40 miles, 35 minutes from Louisville Intl. Airport)

  1. Head south on I-65.
  2. Drive 35 miles to Exit 112 (Clermont-Bardstown exit).
  3. Turn left off ramp onto HWY 245.
  4. Follow HWY 245 for 15 miles into Bardstown.
  5. Turn right at 4th traffic light onto US 31E.
  6. Follow US 31-E downtown until you reach the court square.
  7. The Visitor’s Center is located in the Courthouse in the center of the Square.

From Lexington (60 miles)

  1. Head west on Bluegrass Parkway.
  2. Drive 60 miles to Exit 25 (the first of two Bardstown exits).
  3. Turn right off ramp onto HWY 150.
  4. Follow HWY 150 for 3 miles.
  5. Pass through 4 traffic lights.
  6. The Visitor’s Center is located in the Court House in the center of the Square.

From Nashville (158 miles)

  1. Head north on I-65.
  2. Drive 100 miles into Kentucky.
  3. Take Exit 93 onto Bluegrass Parkway East toward Bardstown-Lexington.
  4. Drive 22 miles to Exit 21.
  5. Turn left off ramp onto US 31E.
  6. Drive 2 miles.
  7. Turn right at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral.
  8. Pass through 2 traffic lights.
  9. The Visitor’s Center is located in the Courthouse in the center of the Square.

From…

  • Cincinnati, OH – 138 miles
  • Indianapolis, IN – 146 miles
  • Chicago, IL – 344 miles
  • St. Louis, MO – 308 miles
  • Memphis, TN – 349 miles
  • Birmingham, AL – 347 miles
  • Atlanta, GA – 398 miles