Historic Bardstown is located in central Kentucky in the heart of Bourbon Country. While bourbon is king, there are many other factors that have led Bardstown to receive national accolades in the past few years including being named
“The Most Beautiful Small Town in America”
by USA Today and Randy McNally
one of the “Top 20 Coolest Small Towns in America”
by Esquire Magazine
and each year make’s the list of the “Top 20 Best Small Towns in America.”
Whether it’s visiting a distillery to see how our bourbon is made, strolling our tree lined streets, enjoying a ride on one of two vintage trains, experiencing the Stephen Foster Story under the stars, or taking in one of the 35 annuals events, there's no doubt it will take you days to experience it all. To learn more about all there is to see and do in Bardstown and the region, click on one of the sites below to get started.
Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism Commission
Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
Bardstown Main Street Program
Nelson County Economic Development Agency
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
We hope you will come sample the spirit in Bardstown and experience all the wonders this quintessential small town has to offer.