Bernheim invites your group, family, team, or staff to breathe in the natural beauty of Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Country. Create memories and recharge minds and body within our 24 square mile natural forest, which features a 600 acre arboretum, recognized as Kentucky’s official arboretum.
Experience the restorative power of nature with our experienced staff and volunteers. Bernheim has earned a national reputation for innovative tours that foster a sense of connection with the natural world, ourselves, our communities, and our workplaces.
All guided tour packages include admission and parking.
It’s easy to book your motor coach or group tour – just follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the topic
Programs with custom lengths:
- The Spirited Land
This history tour with an emphasis on the role of Bourbon is a great addition to any Bourbon Trail® excursion. Experience the inspiring story of how German immigrant, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim achieved success in the bourbon industry, and used the proceeds from that success to create what is now Bernheim Forest. His dreams and vision are alive 85+ years later as an over 15,000 acre pristine forest block, serving as a sanctuary for humans and the rest of the natural world.
- Bernheim: A Living Legacy
Bernheim’s founder, Isaac W. Bernheim, left a living legacy that continues to provide wonder, refuge and delight for more than 250,000 visitors each year. This tour is similar to “The Spirited Land” tour, but contains a bit more history of Bernheim the place, and less emphasis on Bernheim’s bourbon connection.
- Edible Garden & Sustainable Design
This tour uses all of your senses to explore how Bernheim uses the earth to create a unique experience for all. Delight in the gifts from our Edible Garden (a three minute walk from the Visitor Center), which provide fresh organic ingredients for much of the food prepared at Isaac's Café. See how Bernheim's award winning Visitor Center is a model for sustainable design and how both the garden and the Visitor Center are helping us be better stewards for the planet. Isaac's Café’s delicious Edible Garden Buffet may be added to your tour at additional cost. Learn more about our one of a kind café here.
or choose from the following fixed-length programs
- Forest Giant Tour
2.5-3 hour guided tour of Bernheim's newest art installation, Forest Giants in a Giant Forest by Thomas Dambo
$20 per person $400 minimum
- Team Building Programs
1.5-2 hours of themed programming.
$15 per person $300 minimum
- Cultivating Your Inner Naturalist
- Finding Yourself in Nature
Step 2: Select the length (where applicable)
45- 60 minutes: $10 per person $200 minimum
75- 90 minutes: $15 per person $300 minimum
Step 3: Contact Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager
When you've made your selections, or if you have any questions, call (502) 955-8512 ext. 227 or email her.
Step 4: Contact Isaac's Café to add a tasty lunch to your visit
Don’t miss out on the tastiest part of your tour. Isaac’s Café uses the harvest from our own Edible Garden, so your meal will deepen your connection with your tour. Group reservations are required for group size of more than six. Be sure to allow time to enjoy the Bernheim Gift Shop, also inside the Visitor Center. Stock up on locally produced pickles, jams, jellies, and creations of local artists in addition to signature Bernheim gifts. Call (502) 955-8512 ext. 181 or email Mary Ellen Cambron, Visitor Services Assistant Manager.