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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., P.O. Box 323, Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
502-348-3502
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: Park that honors the popular tourist attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, which was the symbol of Stephen Foster's endearing ballad. Not only does the... more » Owner description: Park that honors the popular tourist attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, which was the symbol of Stephen Foster's endearing ballad. Not only does the Park offer tours of My Old Kentucky Home but there is camping, golf, and shopping available. The campground offers 39 sites with water and electric. Wi-Fi is available on most sites. There are some sewer sites and some pull thru sites. There is an 18-hole golf course that is very well maintained. Shopping at the Park offers Kentucky made Handcrafts, food items from Kentucky, and wonderful prints or postcards of My Old Kentucky Home. « less
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Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful, well maintained State Park! We stayed in our RV in the campground, that is indeed small compared to most other Ky State Parks, but the sites are level and the restrooms were very clean. The only concern is the distance to electric hook-up boxes, but if you carry an extension you're good! The campground is surrounded... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite state parks. the campground is small and very clean and it's convenient to the distilleries if you're doing the Bourbon Trail. The golf course is well manicured and challenging. My favorite thing to do is browse the gift shop. They have some wonderful, good quality gifts at reasonable prices. Of course no visit is... More

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Fairfield, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As Kentucky natives, UK basketball fans (the band plays the song at games), and having attended the Stephen Foster Story play the evening before, we were looking forward to seeing Federal Hill, the inspiration for the song. We arrived at opening on a Sunday morning and were told they were waiting for a tour bus to arrive and we would... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm an historic and architectural enthusiast, so I always enjoy seeing old houses and building in an area. Federal Hill is a beautiful, historic house, with many original pieces of furniture still on display. An informative docent gave an enjoyable tour of the house.

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Ames, IA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited My Old Kentucky Home State Park because it feels like you sort of have to, and it was a nice visit. The grounds of the park are really beautiful, with lots of trees, so we had plenty of shade. Federal Hall, the home itself, is very nice—pretty typical for this kind of home tour—but the family history part... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had my daughter's wedding at My Old KY Home and it could not have been a better experience! The staff was wonderful to work with and never seemed irritated with all the times I blew their phone up asking questions. They offered me advice on everything Bardstown had to offer. That is excellent customer service in my book! Plus,... More

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Melbourne, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful grounds and area. Tour guide was difficult to understand and seemed very rote on her delivery.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Federal Hill, also known as My Old Kentucky Home and the inspiration of the song written by Stephen Foster, was the home of Judge John Rowan and built around 1800. Today it is one of the Kentucky State Parks. A reasonable admission fee of $5 gives you a guided tour of the home that takes about 20 minutes or so... More

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Attica, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our husbands played golf while we toured My Old Kentucky Home. The husbands enjoyed the course. The tour of the house was very interesting.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For a relatively decent price, one can tour this historical home. The tour, in and of itself is takes not more than maybe twenty minutes, which covers two floors and all of the artifacts within. The tour guides are pretty great and willing to give as many details as possible. Afterwards, you're free to explore the grounds and gardens. There's... More

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