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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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Burlington, Kentucky
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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This campground is a small cozy campground that will accommodate most rev's and travel trailers. I think they have only 34 sites. All have water and electricity. Many sites are not exactly level. You have to do some creative leveling techniques to level your camper. Some sites have beautiful wooded areas behind you. Some have the site of a beautiful... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I ate at Bardstowns newest restaurant, Harrison Smith House, and then visited My Old Kentucky Home State Park and went and watched the Stephen Foster Story. I grew up in Bardstown, but it was great to see these places again and walk the grounds of MOKH, which have been renovated and look great. I would recommend it... More

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Munfordville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My Old Kentucky Home State Park has a very nice gift shop filled with Kentucky Proud items. The park is very well maintained. The restrooms are very clean. The tour was very nice. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Our guide was quite informative about the history of the house and the Rowan family. Very enjoyable.

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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303 reviews 303 reviews
157 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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