Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Loretto

#55 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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  • July 31, 2017
    Collection of varied historical and unusual items and displays. Self guided - friendly knowledgable staff -  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Lots of information on the people and how whiskeys received their names. Story of the founding fathers of an American product. Admission is free. Two blocks from town. Next door to St Joseph's. You ca...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    Located just behind the Cathedral. A place that worth a visit so you're fan of Whiskey or not. Full of history and learning
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  • July 5, 2017
    Very informative and filled with interesting memorabilia!
  • April 26, 2016
    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.
  • October 4, 2016
    Many whiskey memorabilia items. Nice historical items too.
  • October 10, 2016
    Small, but interesting walk through bourbon history.
  • April 7, 2016
    Fascinating look at the history. Lovely way to spend an hour.

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