984 Frost Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-9400
Fax: (502) 349-9461
984 Frost Ave., Bardstown, KY, US, 40004
- Phone: (502) 349-9400
- Fax: (502) 349-9461
Arts & Museums
Located in the historic Wright Talbot House, this museum highlights the many roles that women played in the Civil War. It tells their stories through the use of letters, personal artifacts, and paintings.
Housed in Bardstown's old water works and icehouse, this museum is the fourth largest Civil War Museum in the United States. It primarilly tells the story of the War of the Western States in a series of geographical and chronological exhibts. Included in this museum are Infantry, Cavalry, and Naval Artillery rooms.
Features of this museum include copper stills dating from 1787, Prohibition medicinal whiskies, antique bottles, jugs and barrels, temperance banners, rare documents, and a Master Distiller Joe L. Beam & 7 Sons exhibit.
A large collection of North American animals in their natural habitat, as well as, fossils and minerals from around the world can be seen at this museum.
The second largest producer of Bourbon in the world, Heaven Hill Distilleries, provides whiskey lovers an opportunity to explore and know the whole process of making and marketing of their favorite labels. You can avail of various tours and tasting sessions at The Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center where these are conducted. Check website for further details.
Jim Beam is one of the most cherished American whiskeys, and thus its unique history is one worth celebrating, and the Jim Beam American Outpost is the place to do it. Your visit begins with a screening of a short film telling the Beam story. Then you tour past some historic buildings and machinery. Then you make it to the tasting room where somebody pours you a couple tastes of bourbon. Then it's over to the gift shop for a souvenir Jim Beam sweatshirt.
The Kentucky Railway Museum is one of the oldest rail museums in the United States. It has a variety of railroad artifacts, over 100 different railroad cars and locomotives, as well as a large model train building, and gift shop. You can also see the beautiful Rolling Fork River Valley, as you ride 22 miles on a restored passenger train.