Louisville & Bourbon, Horses & History
In this region lies Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, and one of its smallest, Hodgenville – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and one of nearly 20 sites you can explore on the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail that figure significantly into the life and legacy of the 16th president.
In Louisville you will find the country’s most extensive collection of Victorian mansions and picturesque homes - an absolute must for architecture buffs and history enthusiasts alike.
When you visit the region you will have your pick of museums such as Fort Knox to iconic Louisville landmarks like the Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Sitting in small-town splendour of Bardstown and ready to be enjoyed is the preeminent Civil War Museum of the Western Theater and “The Stephen Foster Story,” a Broadway-style musical, on stage in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, home of “My Old Kentucky Home,” iconic Federal Hill, where Stephen Foster reputedly visited and was inspired to write Kentucky’s state anthem.
Here you can also celebrate America’s only native spirit in its birthplace. Travel throughout Bourbon Country and take in the many sites and attractions that toast the regions signature export. Discover heritage sites, working distillery tours, testing rooms, a whiskey museum, cooperages and much more. Experience joins classics such as the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Centre, Barton 1792 Distillery and Maker’s Mark. Craft distilleries, such as Willet distillery and Limestone Branch complete the landscape. The newest edition to the region is the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row”.