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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
+1 502-348-2999
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It's not Disney, but it shouldn't have to be....

A gem if you love history. We added this to our schedule when we realized we had a little bit of... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
hollymatic
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Tampa, Florida
Great Overview of bourbon history

Collection of varied historical and unusual items and displays. Self guided - friendly... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
cj d
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Carmel, Indiana
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This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from pre-Colonial days through the 1960s.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“spalding” (3 reviews)
“memorabilia” (11 reviews)
“bardstown” (12 reviews)
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114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A gem if you love history. We added this to our schedule when we realized we had a little bit of down time in Bardstown. You can get through it in an hour easy, but plan on a little bit more time if you stop...More

Thank hollymatic
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Collection of varied historical and unusual items and displays. Self guided - friendly knowledgable staff -

Thank cj d
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of information on the people and how whiskeys received their names. Story of the founding fathers of an American product. Admission is free. Two blocks from town. Next door to St Joseph's. You can park an RV at the church lot

Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place was storied in bourbon history and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was full of great stories!

Thank Originaldemonseed
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really enjoyed the displays and memorabilia here. The exhibits on prohibition were particularly interesting, as were the displays of unusual bottles and decanters.

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A good place to go on a rainy day tucked away in Spalding Hall. The Bardstown Historical Museum is attached to it as an added bonus. You can see cool old bourbon bottles such as Jim Beam's Hatfield and McCoy bottles and others. In the...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We only went here because the guy at the Civil War museum told my husband to go here to see a Kentucky Rifle. The rifle was OK but the Bourbon displays was so wonderful. Take 20 minutes out of your day...it will put a smile...More

1  Thank Kit R
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little museum with a lot to look at. It tends to be artifacts rather than signs of info. I don't know that you will find a better whiskey museum. If you are in bardstown anyways, you should take 30 minutes and...More

Thank dragonlor20
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This museum has many outstanding specimens relating to the evolution of whisky and/or distilleries. At first I was disappointed by how small the museum appeared, but don't let it fool you--it meanders and weaves into and out of numerous small rooms and hallways that are...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This museum is free, and located in the center of town. It has a very eclectic collection of whiskey and town history.

1  Thank Kathy D
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