- The list below includes 43 free or cheap things to do in or near Bardstown, Kentucky, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Bowling, Distilleries and Art Gallery.
- From My Old Kentucky Home State Park to Spirits Of Wickland, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bardstown and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Loretto and Hodgenville.
McIntyre's Winery & Berries 531 McIntyre Ln., Bardstown, KY MoreLess Info
Sample fruit, sweet, and dry wines made from blueberries and blackberries handpicked on the family’s farm
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501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 MoreLess Info
The Federal Hill Mansion is the central attration at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The antebellum South comes to life with the detail throughout the house, and outdoor activities like picnicking and birdwatching are available on the grounds.
87% 174 votes
310 East Broadway, Bardstown, KY MoreLess Info
The 4th largest museum of its kind in the US, the Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum exhibits clothing, personal items and paintings from that time. The flag of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and the Sword of the Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilgham are some of the most precious artifacts.
Founded in 2005, the Fine Arts Bardstown Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the creative arts in the local community. The society operates a gallery which features works from a large number of local artists.
The Bardstown Art Gallery showcases the work of various artists, notably Jim Cantrell. The gallery features works in various media, including oil paintings, collages, woodcuts, ceramics, etchings, and watercolors, and drawings.
70% 56 votes
Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004 MoreLess Info
With several guided tour options, Heaven Hill Distilleries provides the history of Kentucky bourbon presented in a film, gallery, and tasting room. In the tasting room, visitors can sample four types of whiskey produced at the distillery.
Learn about the history of whiskey at Spalding Hall. The museum features over 50 years with of rare whiskey artifacts dating between colonial times through the prohibition days, bourbon enthusiasts will find much to interest them here.
Bardstown Bowling Center is a great place for bowlers of all ages, as it features several lanes for bowling, an arcade, and good food and drinks to enjoy with friends. The facility also hosts birthday parties and bowling leagues.
Opened in 1973, the Whispering Wheels Roller Rink is a local roller skating rink offering a number of amenities for its guests. Skating lessons, holiday events, and birthday party hosting are among the many services offered at the rink.