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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Address: 114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
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This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from...

This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from pre-Colonial days through the 1960s.

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Bourbon History

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

Reviewed 6 November 2016
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
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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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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
Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 the historical museum you can take a peak at Jesse James' hat. Hey, it's free... More 

1 Thank jgbtravels
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 on your face...

1 Thank KitAustin_Texas
San Diego, California
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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 see this one.

Thank dragonlor20
Libby, United States
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30 reviews
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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 chucked full of unique whisky memorabilia. Plus, we were the only two people in the... More 

Thank Karen E
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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
Chapin, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Don't expect to get here 20 or 30 minutes before closing time, because they will have the doors locked already. We were nearby doing a tour of the Maker's Mark distillery and decided to come visit the museum since it has such great reviews, but they don't have many signs up and we had trouble figuring out exactly where the... More 

1 Thank Brandi17
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This was a short divert before my scheduled tour at a local distillery. I was so happy I came. Not only did I gain a wealth of knowledge about whisky overall, I got to talk with the curator who is an absolute gem. It was also interesting that a true hero, LTG Hal Moore attended school in the same building... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

If you are into Bourbon and its history, you must visit this place. Several rooms with an amazing variety of memorabilia from the history of bourbon.

1 Thank mgmarks

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