The One Small Town In Kentucky With More Historic Buildings/Places Than Any Other

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.

Did you know Bardstown was home to so many historic buildings and places? It’s a delightful day trip destination for history lovers — and pretty much everyone else.

Address: Harrison-Smith House, 103 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA
Address: Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA
Address: Ic-8005D, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA
Address: Old Talbott Tavern, 107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA
Address: Wickland, Home of Three Governors, 550 Bloomfield Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA
Address: Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 310 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA