984 Frost Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-9400
Fax: (502) 349-9461
The Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral is historic church located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Built in 1823, this Catholic parish was constructed by John Rogers using Greek Revival style influences. The church also features a number of paintings donated by notable personalities like King Louis-Philippe of France. This cathedral is also the first one to be built west of the Allegheny mountains. The site was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The proud owner of the title, “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America,” Bardstown is located in Kentucky in the Southern part of the United States. A small religious Catholic town, with a population of approximately 11,700, there is so much for visitors to experience here. A beautiful mix of culture, history and modernity, Bardstown is home to the Old Kentucky Home, The Stephen Foster Story, vintage trains, Civil War museums, railroads and Bourbon. There is also a diverse range of stores and dining options within the town. Some event is always happening at Bardstown, so be sure to check the local festival calendar before you plan your trip to ensure you don’t miss out on some memorable fun and Southern hospitality.
Established in 1812, Saint Thomas is the earliest Catholic church in the state and is regarded as 'The Cradle of Catholicism in Kentucky'. The church is a brick structure, nestled to the south of Bardstown. Featuring beautiful Greek Revival architecture, the church was designed by Maximilian Godefroy. A walkway at the entrance of the church, includes stone plaques that takes visitors through the history of the church.
Located on the outskirts of Springfield, St. Rose is a historic Catholic religious complex. This priory is home to the Dominican order of saints. The credit for the establishment of the St. Rose Roman Catholic Church Complex go to priest Edward Dominic Fenwick, who later became the bishop of Cincinnati. It included the priory, church and a school. They were brick buildings that featured Tudor architecture.
The St. Dominic's Catholic Church is a Thompson Romanesque style church which was established in 1890. The congregation continues to function even today. Services are held routinely at the church. The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 owing to its beautiful architecture and design.
Though its history dates back to the 1820s, this red bricked Gothic style sanctuary was built in 1860. The Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church was initially called the Bethesda Chapel in 1839 when the first building was constructed which later paved way to the present structure. Besides the regular Sunday fellowship and Sunday school, the church regularly hosts bible studies and community outreach programs.
Established in 1850, Christ Episcopal Church is one of the oldest places of worship in Elizabethtown. The majestic church building, featuring Gothic Revival and Romanesque architectural influences, was constructed to house the growing congregation established in 1840. The church actively engages with the community through its ministries and events.