Museum Row

Bardstown, KY

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Address: 310 E Broadway Street, Bardstown, KY 40004 How do we get there? Number: (502) 349-0291
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Get ready for history times FOUR with Museum Row, where your admission allows you entry into four fascinating and inspiring museums in the center of beautiful Bourbon country!

First, let's start with the Civil War Museum and Women's Museum of the Civil War! These are the largest and most complete museums dedicated to the Western Theater of the American Civil War in the entire USA! 

Inside, you'll find over 8,000 square feet of authentic period exhibits, that tell the story of the successes and the struggles between the Union and the Confederacy, all the way from the stunning Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi, from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico.

Next, the inspiring Women's Museum highlights the incredible achievements of women of all races, backgrounds and creeds during the Civil War and through the entire 1800s. Kids can be inspired as they learn all about their achievements in medicine, writing, science, bursing, civil rights, journalism, the arts, suffrage, military service and so much more!

It really is a complelling empowerment experience for all young girls and women alike - and it's believed to be the only museum of its kind in the entire country!

Adjacent to these museums is the Old Bardstown Village, which is where kids can walk through history as they explore the collection of ten original 18th and 19th century log structures that form a Colonial period settlement. History really does come to life! It's always fun for kids to see how differernt life would have been all those years ago (and we're sure they won't spot an iphone in sight!)

If all of that wasn't enough, Museum Row also features The General Hal Moore Military Museum. Here you'll find exhibits that tell the story of conflicts from the American Revolution, to the Mid-East battles of today.  The exhibits are also centered on the contributions of many Kentukians who served in these battles. Recently, this museum expanded the World War I exhibit, so it really is an eye opening experience for all. 

Are you ready to explore not one, but FOUR museums in Bardstowns' Museum Row? Get those walking shoes on and learning hats at the ready, because history is waiting for you!

Activity location


Bardstown is located in Central Kentucky between I-65 and I-75, just off the Bluegrass Parkway. From Lexington take Route 60 to the Bluegrass Parkway. Continue on the Bluegrass until you reach exit 25. Take a right at the exit and follow the road into town. From Louisville take I-65 South to exit 112, and turn left at the exit. Follow this road about 16 miles until you reach Bardstown. The Civil War Museum is located at 310 E. Broadway, Bardstown, KY 40004.

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How much does it cost?



$12 - for all 4 museums



$6 (Ages 6 to 15) - for all 4 museums


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Museum Row FAQ’s

Tickets are good for all four venues (Civil War Museum, Historic Bardstown Village, Museum of MidAmerica and Women of the Civil War Museum) and are valid for two consecutive days in order to ensure time to enjoy all museums!

There is of course a gift shop where you can pick up some fun merchandise and souvenirs, as well as books and educational items, and a guided tour DVD too if you want to re-live your experience!

Old Bardstown Village is open to school groups/ educational institutes of 20 or more, seven days a week, 12 months a year with prior reservations. Group per-student price is $5.00 for all four attractions, with parents and chaperones paying the same price!

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