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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

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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allentown
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Findlay, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We toured the Old Kentucky Home, which was lovely. Our tour guide wasn't terribly engaging and was stilted in the way she spoke. It kind of spoiled the experience. Wished the gift shop had a book about the home, since photography wasn't permitted.

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Riverside, California
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469 reviews 469 reviews
150 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We spent about two hours at the park. We really enjoyed touring the "My Old Kentucky Home" house. Decorated and furnished with 1850's period items. Both tour guides were thorough and made sure all questions were answered. WHY NO PHOTOGRAPHY?

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had a nice tour guide who did a good job. Always interesting to visit a "grand" home from the past. However, it was very disappointing to discover that Stephen Foster did not live here. He was just a guest. So most of the story was about the family who lived in the home.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very interesting! The tour guides were friendly and well informed, but I would have liked to learn more about Stephen Foster.

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Burlington, Kentucky
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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168 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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