Bardstown Ghost Trek

Bardstown Ghost Trek – 25 Years!

Every Saturday night – June 4 – October 30, 2022

Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of old historic Bardstown and hear about its ghostly activity from Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter. This is the 24th year of the Bardstown Ghost Trek.

The ghost hunt, walk, and history tour starts outside the Talbott Tavern. You may bring your cameras, audio recorders and video recorder if you wish to take part in collecting evidence of the continually active spirits who love being photographed on the tour.

During the guided tour you will hear real stories involving true experiences of people witnessing ghostly activity that is currently happening in the locations on the trek. Patti also brings her i-Pad where she shows pictures of ghost apparitions that have been captured while walking on the tour.


Talbott Tavern

The first stop on the Ghost Trek is the Talbott Tavern. After a brief description of history, we will go inside the tavern and proceed to the museum where Jesse James stayed during his visits to Bardstown. Sometimes we are lucky enough to get a recording of Jesse answering a question. You will also see photos of an apparition of Jesse that was taken by previous walkers. Then we will gather in one of the most haunted rooms of the Talbott Tavern where you will continue to hear the story of ghostly activity. (Entering the Tavern may or may not be possible depending on the current events at the time of the tour.)

Jailers Inn

From the Talbott Tavern we will go to the Jailer’s Inn and stand out front while listening to the latest ghostly sightings. The jail was in operation from 1819 until 1987 and during that time it was the oldest jail west of the Allegany’s. The Travel Channel named the Jailer’s Inn as one of the 10 most haunted places in America.

Pioneer Cemetery

Next, on our ghostly route, is the Pioneer cemetery. After hearing the history and about the ghostly sightings you will be able to enter the cemetery to take pictures and if you have a recording devise you can try your hand at capturing EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena).

Bardstown Ghost Trek, guided walking ghost hunt and history tour

Dates: June 4- October 29, 2022 (every Saturday night)

hours: 8pm – 9:30pm.

Ticket: $15 each cash only please

Location: Outside on the corner of the Talbott Tavern, 106 W. Stephen Foster Blvd., Bardstown, KY 40004

To join the tour please Text 859-699-1800 and give one first name, how many in your party, and the date you want to attend.  This information will be added to the reservation list to hold your place in the tour.  Once you arrive you can pay cash for the tickets.  If you decide to cancel later please text and let me know so I can open your place to others.  

If bad weather is forecasted tour maybe cancelled.  A text message will be sent to your phone number if tour is cancelled. 

If you have any questions, please call or text 859-699-1800 or Email:

Click here to visit the Bardstown Ghost Trek on FaceBook.

******Please Click Here to learn all the fun attractions in Bardstown! ********