Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Bardstown

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The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History is a museum in Bardstown, Kentucky, that chronicles the history of American whiskey from Colonial days through the 1960s. Abraham Lincoln's liquor license, advertising posters, prescriptions for the medicinal use of alcohol during National Prohibition, whiskey bottles, and other artifacts, including several moonshine stills, are on display.

The museum is part of the American Whiskey Trail.

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  • Visiting the whiskey museum was a fun way to spend an hour. The owner of the museum is passionate about the exhibits and eager to share her knowledge with those who visit. There are wonderful...  more »
  • This rather home-made museum in a charming historical building is worth a visit. It's a cross between a quirky roadside attraction and a professional small museum. We had a guided tour from the...  more »
  • What a gem. We spent the weekend in Bardstown and decided to stop here between a couple tours. We must have walked around for almost 2 hours. The history and the displays are fantastic. Loved it.
  • Very interesting museum. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. There is free parking on premise, a section on Bardstown history and it is right beside a restaurant. The museum is self explanatory and has lots of educational literature around.

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