With a history dating back to the 1700’s, Bardstown has a few ghostly stories in its past. Visitors today enjoy hearing them on haunted tours and walks offered this October. On the Bardstown Ghost Trek take a tour through the historic town and to three haunted locations for a spine-tingling evening. While My Old Kentucky Home offers two spooky themed house tours this October. All are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit, even if you’re past the age of trick-or-treating. These haunted tours are also an entertaining way to learn more about Bardstown and see some of the oldest buildings. Continue your journey into the past by staying at the historic Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast. Our luxury guest suites are housed in two pre-civil war buildings, each unique with a clever bourbon-themed name. After an excellent night’s sleep, begin your day with a hearty, gourmet breakfast. The central location is walking distance to the charming town center with shopping, restaurants and museums. Reserve your perfectly appointed guest suite today and a ghostly getaway to Bardstown this October.
Haunted Tours and Ghost Walks
For those that like a bit of the macabre or to feel a shiver down their spine, My Old Kentucky Home has added two new tours this October. The “Weep No More” tour looks at the strangest mourning customs of the Victorian age. While the “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour tells the story of the former inhabitants of the house and their untimely deaths. And be warned you will meet a few ghosts on this haunted tour.
Visit multiple haunted locations and explore some of the oldest buildings on the Bardstown Ghost Trek. Look for Jesse James’ ghost at the first stop at the Old Talbott Tavern. The ghosts of dangerous criminals might not like to be disturbed when the tour group explores the old dungeon or hanging courtyard of the historic Jailer’s Inn. The haunted tour ends at the Pioneer Cemetery, the last resting place for many civil-war soldiers.
Before turning in for the night, stop in for a fortifying drink at the on-site bourbon bar at the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast. No need to worry, all our spirits are the friendly type! Now’s the time to book your haunted October vacation to Bardstown.