General Nelson Inn hotel in Bardstown, KY

Address: 411 West Stephen Foster Avenue • Bardstown, KY 40004    Reservation Line: (800) 225-3977

Attractions

Around the Town Carriage Ride - Bardstown KY

Around The Town Carriage

Open daily. Go back in time with a narrated, horse-drawn carriage tour through Historic Bardstown. Group tours available. Contact: “Jonesie.”

223 N. Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502)-348-0331
(6 blocks from General Nelson Inn – Walking Distance)


Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Berheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Renowned arboretum and 14,000-acre forest preserve with nature center, picnic areas, hiking trails and lakes.  No camping or hunting. Free admission Mon.-Fri. $5.00 per vehicle on weekends and holidays.

Hwy. 245, Clermont, KY  40110
(502) 955-8512
(16 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Bloomfield, KY

Bloomfield, Kentucky

A town full of history, on-going events and wonderful shopping opportunities. Contact Bloomfield City Hall or the Bardstown Tourist Commission.

P.O. Box 15, Bloomfield, KY 40008
(502) 252-8222 or
One Court Square, Bardstown, KY  40004
1-800-638-4877
(12 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Bluegrass Motor Speedway

Bluegrass Motor Speedway

A high-banked 1/2 mile clay oval, Bluegrass Speedway features four exciting divisions of racing on a weekly basis. Gates open at 5:00pm on Saturdays (Summer months only).

Located at exit 21 of the Bluegrass Parkway on Hwy 31E
(502) 349-1241
(3 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Chapeze House - Kentucky Bourbon House

Chapeze House – Kentucky Bourbon House

The world wide home of Kentucky Bourbon and Fine Food Tastings, Kentucky Bourbon Cooking School and the Kentucky Bourbon Society. Bourbon,Wine and Fine Food Tastings each week. Experience Kentucky and Bardstown hospitality at its finest. Call for reservations or visit our web site for secure online ticket purchase. Contact: Colonel Michael Masters.

107 East Stephen Foster, Bardstown Kentucky 40004
Local (502) 349-0127, toll free 800-704-4917
(5 blocks from General Nelson Inn – Walking Distance)


Civil War Museum at Old Bardstown Village

Civil War Museum at Old Bardstown Village

The Civil War Museum has Kentucky’s largest collection of artifacts featuring the “War of the West,” portraying both the North and South.  Open March 1-Dec. 15, Mon.-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; Jan.- Feb., Sat. & Sun. 0am-5pm.  Group tours are available year round with prior reservations.

310 E. Broadway, Bardstown, KY 40004
(1 mile from General Nelson Inn)

The Women in the Civil War Museum Women’s roll in the civil war.  Contact Rita Herrmann.

302 E. Broadway, Bardstown, KY  40004
(502) 349-0291
(1 mile from General Nelson Inn)


Heaven Hill Heritage Center & Trolley

Heaven Hill Heritage Center

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sundays 12-4. Closed Mondays, major holidays and Sundays in January and February. Tours run repeatedly throughout the day; last tour approximately one hour before close. Be our Guest- Admission is Free.

Hwy. 49 and Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 337-1000
(2 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Jim Beam's American Outpost

Jim Beam’s American Outpost

Open year round. Mon.-Sat., 9am-4:30pm, Sun. 1pm-4pm.  Learn the rich heritage and modern day production of this 200-year-old distillery, home of the world’s #1 bourbon.  Purchase our upscale Small Batch Bourbons.  Enjoy sampling of our bourbons while viewing the Beam Family Home – a National Historic site.  Free Admission. Contact: Doris Calhoun.

Hwy. 245, Clermont, KY  40110
(502) 543-9877
(15 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Kentucky Railway Museum

Kentucky Railway Museum

Museum open Mon.-Sat. 9am-4:30pm and Sun. 12:30-5pm.  Closed most holidays.  Bells, lights, and steam whistles abound at Kentucky’s official railway museum.  Take a ride through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley.  Special Events are scheduled throughout the year.  AAA discounts.  Contact: Lynn Dawson.

P.O. Box 240, New Haven, KY  40051
(502) 549-5470 or 1-800-272-0152
(12 miles from General Nelson Inn)


Makers Mark Distillery

Makers Mark Distillery

Open year round Mon-Sat, 10:30am-3: 30pm, Sun, 1:30pm-3: 30pm (CLOSED SUNDAYS in JAN & FEB).  Tours are hourly on the half hour.  Enjoy a guided tour through the plant and see how Bourbon is made.  Purchase a souvenir bottle and hand dip in our signature red wax.  Free admission.  Contact: Donna Nally.

3350 Burkes spring Road, Loretto, KY  40037
(270) 865-2099
(20 miles from General Nelson Inn)


My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Exquisite 1940’s dining cars carry passengers through 2 hours of Kentucky countryside.  Fine dining in exquisite surroundings.  Open year-round.  Lunch on Saturdays only.  Dinner: Tues-Sat on a demanded basis.  Reservations required. Handicapped individuals: 5 steps.

602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY  40004
(502) 348-7300
(2 miles from General Nelson Inn)


My Old Kentucky Home State Park

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Foster’s ballad, “My Old Kentucky Home.” Open daily Sept-May, 9am-5:00pm, June-Aug 8:30am-6:30pm, (candlelight tours Nov 28-30, Dec 5-7 and 12-14); closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day.  Handicapped accessible on first floor only. Contact: Alice Heaton.

501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, P.O. Box 323, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-3502 or 1-800-323-7803
(1 mile from General Nelson Inn)


Old Bardstown Village

Old Bardstown Village

A village composed of original cabins dating for 1776-1820.  Included are a wheelwright shop, a forge, a still house and an American Indian Museum.  Open Mar 1- Dec 15, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, Noon-5pm; Jan & Feb open weekends only, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun, Noon-5pm. Contact: Rita Herrmann.

310 E. Broadway, Bardstown, KY  40004
(502) 349-0291
(1 mile from General Nelson Inn)


Old County Jail

Old County Jail

Includes a tour of the original 1874 jail and restored Jailer’s Inn. This jail was the oldest operating jail in the state of Kentucky until 1987. It is basically unchanged. Touring the jails as you catch a glimpse of life seldom seen.  Open Mar-Dec, Mon-Sat,2pm-6pm; Sun, 2pm-6pm.  Contact Paul McCoy.

111 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-5551 or 1-800-948-5551
(3 blocks from General Nelson Inn – Walking Distance)