Everywhere we look in Bardstown, Spring is in the air. As Mother Nature begins it’s annual re-emergence, we think it’s a great time to come visit us and discover what has been hailed as the Most Beautiful Small Town in America. There are many wonderful things to do while here. Spend your days browsing the boutique shops in downtown Bardstown, discovering Kentucky’s exquisite Bourbon distilleries, exploring Bardstown’s historic roots, or taking in the magnificent beauty of spring. No matter how you choose to spend your time, theres no better place to reconnect than our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today.
10 Fun Things to Do
Located in the heart of Bluegrass Kentucky, Bardstown is an incredible place for a relaxing getaway. As the second oldest city in Kentucky, there are a variety of things to do and places to explore. In total, there are 200 buildings on the National Historic Register in Bardstown’s historic downtown. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll discover an incredible sense of southern charm and hospitality in Bardstown. Here are 10 of the most popular things to do while you’re in town:
- Visit, tour, and taste Kentucky’s signature spirit at one of the many regional Bourbon Distilleries. Favorites include Makers Mark Distillery, Heaven Hill Heritage Bourbon Center, and Willett Distillery.
- Learn even more about Bourbon at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, which features a broad collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700s to today.
- Visit the Old Bardstown Village at the Civil War Museum. The village is a re-creation of a 1790’s frontier village representative of the first westward movement of the nation.
- Visit the Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre. It’s considered one of the four-most important Civil War Museums, and houses Kentucky’s largest collection of Civil War artifacts.
- Go Wine Tasting at McIntyre’s Winery & Berries, Forest Edge Winery, or Springhill Winery.
- Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Bardstown. It’s an incredible way to see and get acquainted with the town.
- Walk the grounds at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The historic Rowan plantation, which inspired the song, “My Old Kentucky Home,” written by America’s first composer Stephen Foster, was built in 1812. The Mansion has since been restored to its mid-19th century appearance, with beautiful antiques, fine paintings, and decor.
- Hop Aboard the Around Town Carriage, and enjoy a slow, relaxing tour of the historic sites of downtown Bardstown.
- Relive the elegance of railcar dining aboard My Old Kentucky Dinner Train.
- Visit the Bunghole Bourbon Bar and Lounge at the Bourbon Manor. Our historic and renovated 3-level tobacco barn is the perfect place to sit and unwind while enjoying a flight of Kentucky’s finest bourbon.
After what is sure to be a day of fun, come back to the luxurious accommodations at the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast. We hope your stay with us is as unique and special as the town of Bardstown. Book your room at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today.