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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Interesting place to visit - esp if you like bourbon.

Take time to visit this museum. It is dedicated to Whiskey history, and wow, what a unique place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crestwood, United States
Bourbon Festival

If you are in Bardstown, you will enjoy this museum. It has something for everyone. More geared... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Spalding Hall is home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum. The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History displays a 50 year collection of rare artifacts and documents concerning the American whiskey industry...more
114 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004-1449
+1 502-348-2999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to visit this museum. It is dedicated to Whiskey history, and wow, what a unique place. Definitely worth the time to visit - so much to learn here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Bardstown, you will enjoy this museum. It has something for everyone. More geared obviously for the adults in your groups and if you love whiskey, you will have to be dragged out of here. I am a museum rat and wanted...More

Thank Shereetravel
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Nice exhibits, interesting Prohibition exhibit currently. Staff was helpful and very chatty. I was hoping to see something on Elijah Craig, one of the early distillers of bourbon. We were told all of that was in storage until they do another display. Oh well. Heaven...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor & take time to visit this museum. It is free but they do take donations. I now have a much better understanding of how prohibition affected this area.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

If you're in Bardstown and either doing the Bourbon Trail or are a whiskey fan, you have to go. It's not a huge place so you can do it in about an hour. The woman working there greeted us promptly and showed us quickly what...More

Thank BackPacker789586
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I too am confused about why TripAdvisor lists this in the wrong town. The restaurant in its basement is listed in Bardstown correctly. Anyway, this is a gem of a museum. The women running the show and volunteering are very knowledgeable and very friendly. The...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

There was one woman working. She gave us a tour of each room and knew a lot. Then she left us to explore on our own. I am a teacher and I learned a lot. It is free with donations encouraged. Definitely worth the stop....More

Thank dubielfamily4
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great little museum that is quiet enough for staff to give attention to visitors. Nice history of whiskey and prohibition. Saw some very old and very rare bottles of bourbon. Staff also told us directed us to free tasting at Barton or we wouldn’t have...More

Thank cpnytravel
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We tried to visit on a Monday and went to the wrong door. That door lists them being closed on Mondays. So we left and returned a different day. That's when we discovered there was a different door to enter. (So, that's our fault.) The...More

Thank jimnles2001
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

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