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Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

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Address: 310 E Broadway St, Bardstown, KY 40004-1566
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+1 502-349-0291

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The Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum is a top-notch museum with quality displays filled with unique and rare items. We've visited a hand-full of Civil War museums but we... read more

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158 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum is a top-notch museum with quality displays filled with unique and rare items. We've visited a hand-full of Civil War museums but we saw things here that we have never seen before. They have a nice large gift shop and clean restrooms. After you finish touring the INSIDE you go OUTSIDE where you... More 

1 Thank EllaH1
Clearwater Beach
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We return to this museum every time we travel to Louisville. My two favorite places are the Frazier Museum and this Museum. This was my third visit to this Museum and I will return in the fall.

1 Thank John G
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can tell this museum was put together by people who really care about detail. Everything was well displayed and the stories were long and very detailed. I found it difficult, though, to stop and read every single write-up. I wished that it was that you could either press a button and hear narration or use headphones that would tell... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son LOVED this museum!! He is a huge military history buff and he so loved seeing all the different aspects of this and learning more of the history from this time period!

1 Thank Jamie W
Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and memorable and full of artifacts for viewing. We are civil war buffs and this was a must see!

1 Thank Julie B
Hartford, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Visited by my husband & I. I am not a big History Buff, but I will say I was very impressed with the collections and all the info. Worthy a visit if you have a day to spend in Bardstown. There is also a historical village to tour on the grounds.

Thank Kenyagirl247
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lots of info but most cases had a uniform coat, a sword, a gun and some mementos. Was very hard for my 5 and 8 year old to enjoy it. Some displays were peeling and it would have been nice to have an audio tour that engaged the little ones and brought the stories of the soldiers to life. Could... More 

Thank Julie S
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were in the area to visit Bourbon Distilleries, but being history buffs, we stopped in to see what was there and were blown away at the diversity and quality of this Museum. Great visit before we took in the Perryville, KY Battlefield on our way south to visit Tennessee and the Shiloh Battlefield.

Thank cudakidd53
cox's creek
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a very nice building people were very nice and helpful and full of history will spend awhile looking so plan your time.

Thank Gerald A
St. Augustine, Florida
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111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A very large collection of memorabilia and historical stories, paintings, uniforms, weapons and so much more. Very well presented. A fully comprehensive timeline. We thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every story about the individuals and the families involved in the war. As an avid civil war buff, I would have to say this is one of the best museums I... More 

Thank Patricia438

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