© Copyright Bardstown Colonial Days 2013
General Info Imagine Life in the 18th Century
Imagine the city of Bardstown, Kentucky coming alive with actual 18th Century re-enactors for an entire weekend….Imagine a market fair with authentic arts and crafts from a world long ago…Imagine the merchants, tavern owners, and hospitality specialists of Bardstown having a steady flow of patrons from all over…Imagine the Old Bardstown Village actually coming to life with men, women, and children dressed in period-correct attire while they entertain and educate both the young and old alike…Imagine an Eastern Native Village in the Ohio Valley during the late 1700s…Imagine these weekend activities: • An 18th Century market fair with a variety of Old World Merchants. • 18th century skill and craft demonstrations in the Old Bardstown Village by historical re-enactors. • An "18th Century Night at the Tavern" at the Old Talbott Tavern. • Presentations and lectures by historical characters such as Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark and Native Chiefs. • Street presentations by 18th Century performers. • Historical art displays and book signings by well-known historical writers and artists. • An 18th Century Indian village. • An 18th Century rifle frolic (competition) just outside of town. • 18th Century military drills and displays. Parking: Parking will be available at the Wickland Estate located at 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY. There is also limited parking at the Civil War Museum and Old Bardstown Village, located at 310 East Broadway, Bardstown, KY. You can also park along Downtown Bardstown and enjoy a short stroll down Museum Row to the event. Directions to Wickland Shuttle Service: Shuttle service will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday for the public and participants. Buses will run frequently between Wickland Estate and The Old Bardstown Village. Location/Directions: Bardstown Colonial Days is spread over several locations with transportation provided between the key two locations (Wickland Estate and The Old Bardstown Village). A walking tour of Bardstown 18th Century architecture will also be provided, which allows for a stop at the Old Talbott Tavern. Bardstown, KY is located just south of Louisville. It is accessible from I- 65 North or South, exit on State Route 245 and follow eastwardly to State Route 150, turn right and follow 150 (North 3rd street) south to the town circle and follow around the circle to State Route 62 (Stephen Foster Blvd). Keep to the left on 62 and follow to Wickland Estate for parking. Admission: Adults and Teens $6.00, Children 12 - 6 $3.00, Children 5 and under free. Admission to Bardstown Colonial Days also entitles you to a $3.00 discount off the regular $6.00 admission at the adjacent Civil War Museum.