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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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Most complete assembly of whiskey paraphenalia.

Were greeted by a sweet older lady who knew about all there is to know about the Whiskey history in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken B
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Zirconia, North Carolina, United States
Oscar Getz Museum is in BARDSTOWN, KY

The Oscar Getz Museum is in Bardstown, Ky not in Loretto as currently listed by TA. This is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AnnArborMHT
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Genoa, Italy
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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 good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank AnnArborMHT
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 1 August 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
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