Frequently Asked Questions
The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. Click here to view the excursion’s Points of Interest.
What is the length of the excursion?
The train travels a 37-mile round trip excursion. Lunch and dinner excursions are typically 2 ½ hours, but may vary between 2 ½ and 3 hours in length. Special children's excursions are available, which last approximately 1 ½ hours.
Does the train stop anywhere along the route?
The train stops in Limestone Springs where the engines run around the train to pull it back. Passengers are not permitted to disembark the train at that point.
Can children ride the train?
Children ages 5 and older are permitted to ride during the lunch & dinner excursions. They may also attend murder mystery excursions and some special excursions. We offer special children’s excursions that are open to all ages, such as North Pole Express. Additionally, children of all ages are welcome to attend our Magic Show excursions. Please visit our special events calendar to view the dates and times of these additional excursions.
Is a children’s menu available?
Children’s menu choices, for ages 5 through 12, are offered at a reduced price. They can be found on the Menu beneath the full price entre options.
Is smoking permitted on the train?
The Dinner Train & depot building are non-smoking. Electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products and vaporizers are also not permitted.
Can I pay when I get there, or do you need payment in advance?
Reservations are required and payment must be made in advance. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
Are private tables available?
As in the tradition of railroad dining, all of our tables seat four. Private seating may be purchased for an additional fee. Details are available during checkout.
Is there a bar on the train?
Yes, full bar service is available on the train during all excursions. Additionally, bar service is offered in the train depot Monday through Saturday.
Are there restrooms on the train?
Yes, all dining cars are equipped with restrooms.
What does the price include?
Ticket price includes the meal, all non-alcoholic beverages, excursion and tax. Gratuity and cocktails are not included.
Are senior citizen discounts available?
Not at the present time.
Where do we board and pick up tickets?
Tickets can be picked up at the ticket counter in the train depot at 602 North Third Street in Bardstown, Kentucky. Tickets are available for pickup one hour before train departure time. Boarding will also take place at this location.
What is the dress code?
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train requires dressy casual attire. For women, reasonable length skirts/dresses, full length trousers or nice denim jeans combined with a dress shirt, polo or sweater set are acceptable.
For men, collared dress shirts, golf polo’s or sweaters paired with dress slacks, khakis, nice denim jeans or nice dress shorts are acceptable.
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train adheres to these standards, and we ask that you please come appropriately dressed for our fine dining excursions.
What are Murder Mysteries?
They are theater productions that are performed on the train by professional actors during the dinner excursion. Passengers may participate in the production if they wish. Murder Mysteries are offered several times throughout the year. Please visit our calendar to see the upcoming dates and times for these events.
Does My Old Kentucky Dinner Train operate year around?
Yes, please see our calendar for available excursions.
What days are excursions offered?
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train typically schedules excursions on Fridays and/or Saturdays and occasionally we schedule additional excursions on weekdays. Dates and times of scheduled excursions will be posted on our calendar.
Are you handicapped accessible?
Yes, My Old Kentucky Dinner train is happy to assist our handicapped guests. Please let the staff know if you need boarding assistance when you make your reservations.
Is the train air conditioned and/or heated?
Yes, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is a climate controlled environment.
What are the menus offered?
Menus change seasonally and are available to view on our website’s menu page.
When do I select my menu choices?
You will be asked to make your menu selections at the time of ticket purchase. We allow changes up to 72 hours prior to the excursion departure. To change your order, please call 502-348-7300.
Please note that any requests made less than 24 hours before departure cannot be guaranteed.
What time zone does My Old Kentucky Dinner Train operate in?
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train Operates in the Eastern time zone.
How do you accommodate parties of five, six and seven?
As in the tradition of railroad dining, all of our tables seat four. Parties of five are seated three at one table and two at the table directly across the aisle. Parties of six are seated four at one table and two directly across the aisle. In both of the above cases there is a chance a party of two will be seated with the remaining party of two. In the case of seven we sit four at one table and three directly across from them.
How big does my group need to be to qualify for group pricing?