Bourbon Country Area Attractions

Bourbon Manor in quaint, historic Bardstown is centrally located within the Bourbon, Horses & History Region of Kentucky, with an abundance of year-round attractions and festivals to enjoy. We are located on 5 Tourism Trails: Bourbon, Wine, Lincoln, Civil War, and Catholic Religious Heritage. Bardstown is The Bourbon Capital of the World and voted “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.” There are many high-profile attractions to enjoy throughout the year:  My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Museum, Barton’s 1792 Distillery, Willitt’s Distillery, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery, Four Roses (Cox’s Creek), Lux Row Distillery, Preservation Distillery, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Museum Row featuring 5 museums, Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Kentucky Dinner Train, Around the Town Horse & Carriage Rides, Bernheim Forest & Arboretum, Abbey of Gethsemani, Crystal Creek Riding Stables, Antique Shopping, Kentucky Railway Museum, McIntyre’s Winery, and over 30 Shops and Galleries Downtown Bardstown. During warmer months, there is a wide range of outdoor dramas, music performances, and local theaters:  Stephen Foster Musical, Summer Concert Series, Bardstown Community Park – Live Bands every Friday Night in June, and Springfield Community Theater, and Central Kentucky Chorus.

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