The center offers displays and a video presentation about monastery life as well as a gift shop with Gethsemani Farmsâ products. The Abbey, founded in 1848 by the Order of the Trappist Cistercians, is home today to Trappist monks who open doors to spiritual seekers from all over the world. The monastery is located south of Bardstown.
The church is the first Catholic cathedral built west of the Allegheny Mountains. This historic edifice, built from 1816-1819, contains fine paintings and gifts of Francis (King of the two Sicilies) and Pope Leo XII.
Built in 1779, this restaurant is the oldest Western stagecoach stop in America. The historic building has been a silent witness to an amazing panorama of events and an unending parade of visitors from kings to pioneers and presidents to renegades.
Located in Spalding Hall, this extensive collection includes an original porcupine-quill-decorated Indian coat and one of the first Kentucky long rifles made in Bardstown by the renowned gunsmith, Jacob Rizer.
The museum contains an extensive collection of the liquor memorabilia of Oscar Getz and other distillers from the 1700s to today. On display are George Washington’s millstone, prohibition prescriptions, Abraham Lincoln’s liquor license and Carrie Nation’s hatchet.
This state-of-the-art visitor center is designed to provide the ultimate educational and entertainment experience. Tour a working rickhouse, see a movie, and receive a tutored tasting in the ‘Taste of Heaven’ barrel-shaped tasting room.
You can tour the winery cellar, experience the making of the finely crafted wines, enjoy a historic display of Kentucky’s wine heritage, and browse the gift shop. Taste your wine selections in the tasting room or on the patio overlooking the Easter vineyards.