Bardstown Is A City Every Bourbon Lover Should Know

Published August 9, 2019 312 Plays

Rumble / World TravelTake a trip to Bardstown, Kentucky, the most beautiful small town in America! Considered the bourbon capital of the world, this Nelson county town is home to many different attractions including St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, The beginning of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and My Old Kentucky Home State Park, where the Stephen Foster story plays daily. Take a trip to the Civil War Museum or indulge in some of the famous distilleries in the area including Jim Beam, Willett Distillery, Maker's Mark, Heaven Hill, and Bardstown Distillery.

Located on the Bluegrass Parkway, Bardstown is the second oldest city in the state and is only 2.5 hours from Nashville, TN and 1 hour from Lexington, KY.

Stay in historic inns such as the Old Talbott Tavern and Jailer's inn and take in all the sights of bourbon country with help from Visit Bardstown.