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S: Visit Bardstown, Kentucky

1: B | Bardstown, Kentucky

2: Bardstown is the second oldest city in Kentucky and has been recognized as one of the top 100 best small towns in America.

3: picture perfect memories | This is a musical presentation based on the life of Stephen Foster who was Americas first great composer. It features many of Fosters' most popular songs. | Stephen Foster Story

4: My Old Kentucky Home | Federal Hill is a former plantation built by United States Senator John Rowan. It was the inspiration for Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” which later became the state song.

5: Wickland | Wickland was the home of three governors. It is considered one of the best Georgian-style houses in Kentucky. You may participate in a spirit tour or a self-guided tour. While touring you may enjoy the display of quilt and doll exhibits as well as the architecture of the building.

6: BOTTOMS UP! | Visitors can tour and see the entire process for how Barton bourbon is made. Visitors may also visit the gift shop and enjoy a complimentary tasting of bourbon. | Barton 1792 Distillery and Visitors Center

7: Old Talbott Tavern | This restaurant is the oldest Western stagecoach stop in America. It also has a five bedroom bed and breakfast and a gift shop.

8: Museum Row | The Civil War Museum is a part of “Museum Row.” Museum row consists of five attractions. Civil War Museum of the Western Theater: The museum contains a collection of Civil War artifacts including authentic uniforms, actual battle flags, weapons, maps and documents. Pioneer Village: The village is a reproduction of a colonial village. It features original cabins of Nelson County dating from 1776-1820. Women's Civil War Museum: Located in the Wright Talbott House, it is a tribute to the role of women during the American Civil War. War Memorial of Mid America: A tribute to those who came from the middle of the United States to fight for freedom from the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm. Wildlife Museum: This museum includes displays of North American wildlife in their natural habitat as well as fossils and minerals from around the world.

10: Historic Spalding Hall | Home of Bardstown/Nelson County Historical Museum & Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History: Collection of rare whiskey artifacts from pre-colonial days to post-Prohibition days. Displays include rare antique bottles, a moonshine still, advertising art, and novelty whiskey containers. Also on display is one of the first Kentucky long rifles made in Bardstown by Jacob Rizer.

11: Visitors may come see the first Catholic cathedral that was built west of the Allegheny Mountains including fine paintings and gifts of King Francis of the two Siciles and Pope Leo XII. | Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral

12: A visit to the Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center features interactive exhibits that allow you to explore the birth of bourbon, the role of whiskey-making pioneers, and the bourbon-making process. You may also tour a rickhouse, enjoy a bourbon tasting, and view a movie called, “Portrait of Heaven Hill.” Some visitors also enjoy creating a keepsake personalized bottle.

13: Heaven Hill Trolley | Heaven Hills trolley provides a tour of Bardstown's history and downtown heritage. Features include historic plantation homes and downtowns famous Distillers Row.

14: BEST MEMORIES | My Old Kentucky Dinner Train | Enjoy a gourmet meal as you travel through Bourbon country aboard the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train.

15: In the center of Bardstown Historic District is the Old Courthouse of Bardstown which is now the location of the Welcome Center.

16: References Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission. (n.d.). Bardstown, Kentucky – bourbon capital of the world. Retrieved from http://www.visitbardstown.com/tourism/. Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission. (n.d.). Bardstown, Kentucky – things to do. Retrieved from http://www.visitbardstown.com/tourism/things2do.html. City of Bardstown. (n.d.). Welcome to bardstown! Retrieved from http://www.cityofbardstown.org/.

17: Destination 360. (2012). Bardstown Kentucky. Retrieved from http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/kentucky/bardstown. Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History. (n.d.). Historic Spalding hall. Retrieved from http://www.whiskeymuseum.com/. The Old Talbott Tavern. (2002). Welcomestep inside. Retrieved from http://www.talbotts.com/index.html.

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