Old Talbott Tavern

From Burden's Landing


  107 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
  Bardstown, KY 40004

Built in 1779. Oldest western stagecoach stop in America. Among the folks who passed through:

  • Abraham Lincoln stayed there when he was 13 years old while his parents were involved with a land dispute.
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Henry Clay
  • William Henry Harrison
  • General George Rodgers Clark
  • King Louis Philippe visited during his exile from France. Murals on one of the lodging room walls are believed to have been painted by one of his entourage.
  • In this same room, there are a dozen bullet holes. Legend is that these were left by Jesse James, who got drunk, went upstairs to sleep it off, "saw" birds moving through the murals, and shot them.
  • Eekim:Eugene Eric Kim had the southern fried chicken there and a shot of bourbon on July 20, 2004.