The One Small Town In Kentucky With More Historic Buildings/Places Than Any Other
By Sarah McCosham|Published September 21, 2022
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Bardstown, Kentucky, is a small town with a big resume. In addition to being hailed as the best small town in Kentucky, it’s also one of the most walkable — and historic. Not only will you find the world’s oldest bourbon bar — and the state’s oldest restaurant — in Bardstown, but this small town in Kentucky is home to more than 300 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and nearly 200 of those are in the downtown district. If you’re looking for a real-life history lesson, come to Bardstown, Kentucky, one of the best small towns in the U.S.