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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 #2 of 5 Attractions in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Park that honors the popular tourist attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, which was the symbol of...
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was the very first time I had ever been to see Stephen Foster's home but I cannot imagine a better time than during Christmas. The home had wreathed in the windows and was lit by candles and Christmas trees. Guides were dressed in period clothing and let me say, they knew their stuff; Fielded questions like pros! The home... More 

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Cumming, GA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful setting and easy to find. Charges were low and the bathrooms were easy to get to and clean although dated. Friendly casual atmosphere. Dumping station available and easy to walk across the street and have breakfast. Close to McDonalds if you want coffee etc. We had a huge RV 40 footer and they had no problem accommodating us. Very... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have lived here many years and have taken visitors to see My Old Ky home and the park numerous times. Have been there in all seasons but the fall is my favorite . Take the mansion tour , very interesting and worth doing. The grounds are beautiful. the adjacent park has tent camping and rv parking . Small campground but... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Normally when we think of State Parks, we think of grandeur, with sweeping vistas, and marvelous walks and a few buildings. But My Old Kentucky Home State Park is not very large at all. A beautiful old home sits on the grounds that is worth the visit alone. We happened to be passing through the area on the Bluegrass Parkway... More 

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Crossville, TN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I loved the history of the family and the grounds. The guide wore period clothing and had a good knowledge of the home and family. I especially enjoyed the portraits in the home.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This antebellum home was very nice and well restored with well kept grounds. The knowledgeable docents were an added perk to the guided home tour. Reasonable tour price.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a small, older, reasonably priced campground designed for campers around 30 foot. If you have anything larger you may find it a struggle to fit between the trees. The location is great for all that Bardstown has to offer. WiFi was hit or miss but more miss than hit.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My 3rd trip to the home, the last being in the 1980s. The home is lovely as are all of the beautiful antique furniture, paintings, etc . The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions, but was very stiff and robotic like in her answers. I very much enjoyed seeing the home again, but wished the guide had been... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were staying across the street from this home located in a beautiful state park and took the house tour. There is an admission fee to enter the house. The tour was led by a woman in period costume and encompassed the upstairs and down. She was knowledgeable about the house and times and gave us quite a bit of... More 

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allentown
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were on a bus tour and we stopped for a tour of My Old Kentucky Home. The guides wore hoop-skirts. Toured the home and property. See how things were back then. This was educational. Beautiful grounds. Great little gift shop.

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