You will love the strong southern spirit of Bardstown/Nelson County, KY! It is a combination of religious spirit as we are the home of the first diocese in the West, that spirit and nostalgia with a kick in your step when you walk the streets of downtown Bardstown, and can be a strong spirit from our locally made Bourbon! We are located in the heart of Kentucky Bourbon Country, and situated in the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail and are known as “The Bourbon Capital of the World.” Being home to 9 distilleries, and growing, including Barton 1792, Willett Distillery, Heaven Hill, to name a few, and Jim Beam(Clermont), Maker’s Mark (Loretto), many of which are Kentucky Bourbon Trail Distilleries, (each having a nice visitor’s center), we have much bourbon boasting to share! New distilleries are preparing for openings!
You will love the many tourist attractions inclusive of St Joseph Pro Cathedral(first cathedral in the USA, west of the Allegheny), St Thomas Church(est 1816)& Bishop Flaget log cabin, Abbey of Gethsemani, Sisters of Charity at Nazareth and old Nazareth college, (all part of the Holy Land tours), My Old Kentucky Home and “The Stephen Foster Story,” Civil War Museum (noted as one of the best)(Women’s Civil War area as well), My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, The Kentucky Railway Museum, Spalding Hall, Oscar Getz Museum(Whisky Magazine 2014 visitor attraction of the year award), Old Bardstown Village, The Old Talbott Tavern, and Wickland- home of 3 state governors, Circa 1825-1828.
Four golf courses (18 hole) are available, numerous wineries, several bed and breakfast accommodations, and much more are awaiting you here in wonderful Bardstown/Nelson County! We still boast of our being nominated the “MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA,” in 2012 with Rand McNally/USA Today, “Best of the Road,” and the Top 20 of “America’s Favorite Towns,” chosen by readers of Travel and Leisure. In 2013, Bardstown was designated a certified Kentucky Cultural District, one of only six Kentucky cities to achieve this honor!
Bardstown/ Nelson County is truly a great place to live, a great place to call “My Kentucky Home” with that warm, friendly, and caring atmosphere! It is great place to raise a family, retire, or just live life your way!
Feel free to call the Tourism Center at 502 348 9545 for additional info!
We would love to have you visit us and see for yourself what Bardstown/Nelson County has to offer! If you decide this is where you would like to hang your hat, or coat, then feel free to give a call to Marsha Clark/REALTOR-BROKER, MARSHA CLARK REAL ESTATE! I promise you nothing less than awesome service for any and all of your real estate needs. Please feel free to check out the numerous REVIEWS on my website, under ABOUT ME, to see what my customers and clients commented after either their home sale or purchase! Hope to see you soon! God Bless!