Category Archive: Things to see and do

Oct 26

Bardstown, Kentucky’s old jail is a real trip back in time

Hood and shackles for the 1894 hanging

Bardstown, Kentucky is in Nelson County and is in the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon industry. Bardstown is also home to one of the oldest jails in the area. The original jail structure (now called the front jail) was erected in 1819 and was used until 1874 to house prisoners. In 1874 the “back jail” …

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