Bardstown, Kentucky: Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Address:
114 N. 5th St., Bardstown, KY
Directions:
Downtown. A half-block north of where US Hwys 31E and 62 merge.
Hours:
May-Oct. M-F 10-5, Sa 10-4, Su 12-4; Nov-April T-Sa 10-4, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
502-348-2999
Admission:
Free
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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

Trace the storied past of whiskey making. See George Washington's still and Abe Lincoln's liquor license. Whiskey: the red, white, and blue beverage.

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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History.

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

This museum is a true gem. Linda (museum manager, I think) is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the museum, and tells the history of bourbon and its importance to the region. This was much more than I was expecting.

No admission, however donations are requested. The museum is in an old school building with an adjoining sanctuary that is now a second museum on local history. Free parking, but the building is a little hidden from Stephen Foster Road, so easy to miss.

[Clark W, 08/17/2021]

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