Christmas In Bardstown, Kentucky
(by Sharon Stewart)

Bardstown is in the heart of Nelson County. A small friendly community with a population of just over 14,000, anyone can visit its many attractions within just a short walk of downtown. It is a haven for the historian and traveler.

Bardstown City Hall is located at 220 North Fifth Street, Bardstown KY 40004

The Historic District, centered in the downtown area, includes sites such as St. Josephs Basilica - the first Catholic church west of the Allegany mountains, and one of the first four archdiocese in the United States. The Old Talbott Tavern, the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, and the wonderful and famous Old Kentucky Home, featured on the Kentucky quarter are also located in this district. My Old Kentucky Home, Visited by celebrated American composer Stephen Foster, it is said to have been his inspiration for the Kentucky State Song. You can tour the mansion and its gardens at Federal Hill during the day, and on summer nights, enjoy Kentucky's longest-running outdoor drama and official outdoor musical, which celebrates the life of the composer, Stephen Foster. The Stephen Foster Story is presented at the J Dan Talbott Amphitheater, located in the same park as the mansion.

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