Included in each guest stay is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to learn about the Samuels legacy directly from the family themselves. Call and speak with our Guest Manager, Missy Hillock, for all the details. Missy is a 9-year hospitality and industry expert – not to mention a 25-year bourbon drinker. She can provide details on this and other VIP experiences, making your stay one you’ll remember for a lifetime.



Kentucky Museums & Historical Sites

Kentucky’s second-oldest city, Bardstown is home to more than 300 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the famed Old Talbott Tavern, the oldest bourbon bar in the world. These Kentucky museums and historical places are just a short distance from The Samuels House.

Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre

One of the four-most important Civil War Museums and Kentucky's largest collection of Civil War artifacts. Authentic uniforms, battle flags, weapons, maps and documents are on display. 

(502) 349-0291
Bardstown – Nelson County Historical Museum

In Spalding Hall, collection includes an original porcupine-quill-decorated Indian coat and one of the first Kentucky long rifles made in Bardstown by renowned gunsmith, Jacob Rizer (circa 1835). Variety of Historical artifacts, up to and including WWII.

(502) 348-2999
Bascilica of St. Joseph Proto Cathedral

First Catholic cathedral west of the Allegheny Mountains, the church was built in 1816-1819. This historic edifice contains fine paintings, gifts of Francis (King of the two Sicilies) and Pope Leo XII. Donations requested.

(502) 348-3126
Bishop Flaget Log House & St. Thomas Church

Bishop Flaget, first Bishop of Bardstown, arrived at the house (circa 1795) in 1811 and lived there for seven years. Now an interpretive museum, the house reflects the 1812 era.

(502) 348-3717
Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Self-guided tours of Historic downtown Bardstown. Maps available at Welcome Center or download our Historic Walking Tour.

(502) 348-4877
Old County Jail

Includes a tour of the original 1819 jail. A chilling look at conditions in this jail that was in operation until 1987.

(502) 348-5551
Old Talbott Tavern

The Old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779. It is the oldest Western Stagecoach stop in America and home to the oldest bourbon bar in the world. The Tavern has 6 rooms named after famous visitors such as Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Jesse James and others. There is a restaurant, pub, and gift shop on premises.

(502) 348-3494
Wickland, Home of Three Governors

Self-guided architectural tour. Considered one of the best Georgian-style houses in Kentucky, it was built circa 1825-1828. Also, exhibits focusing on the three governors and the Civil War.

(502) 275-6731