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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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First the bad: When we walked in the door a woman came up to us and told us she would be our tour... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
they weren't open !

i was really looking forward to seeing the museum on 3-11-18. we were on a tight schedule and the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
kent s
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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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114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
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+1 502-348-2999
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"decanter"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

First the bad: When we walked in the door a woman came up to us and told us she would be our tour guide. We told her we would prefer to self tour so we could take our time and read everything. She acted like...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

i was really looking forward to seeing the museum on 3-11-18. we were on a tight schedule and the museum was supposed to open at 12:00 noon on sunday. it didn't. we waited until 12:15. nothing and no answer on the phone. I realize the...More

Thank kent s
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Were greeted by a sweet older lady who knew about all there is to know about the Whiskey history in the area. Amazing array of of historical artifacts, if you are a museum buff, this is the place for you. Plan to give yourself plenty...More

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Oscar Getz Museum is in Bardstown, Ky not in Loretto as currently listed by TA. This is a wonderful, small museum housed in an old Civil War hospital, all about the history of bourbon, bourbon makers, lots of memorabilia, a huge collection of bottles...More

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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

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

Thank cj d
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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

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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
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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
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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
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