Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Loretto

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#54 of 73 in Museums in Kentucky
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. Rare documents such as 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 all on display.

The museum is part of the American Whiskey Trail.

Spalding Hall, which houses the Getz Museum
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  • Were greeted by a sweet older lady who knew about all there is to know about the Whiskey history in the area. Amazing array of of historical artifacts, if you are a museum buff, this is the place for ...  more »
  • The Oscar Getz Museum is in Bardstown, Ky not in Loretto as currently listed by TA. This is a wonderful, small museum housed in an old Civil War hospital, all about the history of bourbon, bourbon mak...  more »
  • A gem if you love history. We added this to our schedule when we realized we had a little bit of down time in Bardstown. You can get through it in an hour easy, but plan on a little bit more time if y...  more »
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  • Wonderful history on bourbon. Lots of great photo opportunities. Old copper stills were neat to look at.
  • Great Bourbon Festival! Make sure you hit the tavern downstairs!
  • Very informative and filled with interesting memorabilia!
  • Very cool and huge collection of Whiskey memorabilia. Historic one of a kind pieces like Lincolns liquor license, tons of old decanters, photos from the 20s etc. Friendly staff are happy to show you around and point out interesting pieces. Don't forget to pickup a $5 decanter or two from their collection.
  • Many whiskey memorabilia items. Nice historical items too.

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