Bardstown Tourism

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was recorded as 11,700 by the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Nelson County. It is named for the pioneering Bard brothers. David Bard obtained a 1,000 acres (400 ha) land grant in 1785 in what was then Jefferson County, Virginia from Governor Patrick Henry. William Bard surveyed and platted the town. It was originally chartered as Baird's Town.


Bardstown is a good option if you are considering a quiet retreat in Kentucky. The town is full of beautiful architecture and museums that will momentarily make you lose track of time. Kentucky’s involvement in the Civil War is documented by the Civil War Museum in Bardstown. The railroading history of America is put up on display in the Kentucky Railway Museum. Bardstown is full of distilleries and wineries. This business has also led to the creation of the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History. One of the best places to enjoy a tasting is the Chapeze House which is dedicated to making and experimenting with bourbon. You can choose your preferred mode of transportation from coaches, carriages, trolleys, etc. Take a holiday in Bardstown and experience an old-world destination for yourself.


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