b'Bourbon distilleries, outdoor theatre, Civil War history and railroad heritageBardstown has it all in a picturesque setting that is vintage to its foundation. Kentuckys second oldest city, more familiarly known as the Bourbon Capital of the World, is also recognised as the Most Beautiful Small Town in America,Sitting in the heart of Kentuckythat takes place in My Old KentuckyFestival is a six-day affair that takes Bourbon Country, BardstownHome State Park. The gem of theplace every September.is characterised by a charmingpark is antebellum Federal HillBed and breakfast inns abound, downtown anchored by Courtmade famous by Foster, Americasincluding everything from Square, one of the roughly 200first rock star who composed suchantebellum mansions and country National Register of Historichits as Camptown Races andinns to a Victorian Painted Lady Places located in this district. TheOh! Susanna. and a bourbon-themed manor downtown hops with locally ownedHistory buffs enjoy the Oscar Getzand spa to a plantation home and restaurants and boutiques.Museum of Whiskey History and thewinery and a historic tavernin Of course, bourbon is whatCivil War Museum of the Westernfact, the oldest Western stagecoach Bardstown is famous for andTheatre. One of the four moststopto a jail cell guestroom and there are nine distilleries in thesignificant such museums in thebed and breakfast rooms tucked area, including Barton 1792, Thecountry, it is the repository of suchinto the former jailers residence at Bardstown Bourbon Company andtreasures as cannons, drummerthe Old Nelson County Jail property.the restored Willett Distillery. Fourboy drums, soldiers Bibles of its distilleriesHeaven Hill,and pipes and an Eagle Head Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and thematch safe.Four Roses Clermont CampusareAnnual festivals include Cocktail on the famed Kentucky BourbonWeek in the spring; the summertime Trail of which Bardstown is aBardstown Bluegrass Festival, trailhead. and Bourbon City Street Concert; Other attractions includeBardstown Arts, Crafts, Antiques Kentuckys official outdoor drama,Fair in the fall; and, closing out the the Stephen Foster Story, ayear, Christmas Round Bardstown. splashy Broadway-style musicalThe signature Kentucky Bourbon KENTUCKYTOURISM.COM 27'