Introduction to Bardstown, Kentucky
Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson county, is located 34 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky.
The city of Bardstown was incorporated in the year 1790. It is one of the oldest cities of the state. Bardstown was the first center of Catholicism located in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The downtown area of Bardstown is a historic district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Diocese of Bardstown, which was established in the year 1808 serves all Catholics between Mississippi River and Appalachians Mountains. A large number of bourbon is produced in Bardstown. This led to the city being nicknamed as the Bourbon Capital of the World.
Bardstown and nearby Attractions
- Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum
- Women's Civil War Museum
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
- Lincoln Homestead State Park
- Louisville Zoo
Things To Do In Bardstown
Visitors to Bardstown can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Those who are interested in wild life can take a trip to the Louisville Zoo. Golf lovers can visit the My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course. You can also visit the Wickland Church which is located in the city. Visitors can join the natives of the city to celebrate the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in the month of September every year. Other local festivals are Nelson County Fair and Bluegrass Festival.
Louisville International airport is the nearest airport.
Bardstown Higher Education
Higher education is offered by institutions including Elizabethtown Community College, University Of Louisville, and Sullivan University.