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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

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Address: 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
Phone Number: 15023483502
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: Park that honors the popular tourist attraction, Federal Hill Mansion...
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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Camping at My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Nice campground. There are only 39 sites and they are speed out enough you really feel like you have privacy. There is power and water at each site, but you better bring an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Chuck K
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Monticello, Indiana
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bardstown, KY is a short 30 minutes drive from our home so, we visit My Old Kentucky Home often. My Old KY Home is rich in history. The grounds offer gorgeous backdrops for photos. The house tour is about 30 minutes, but you will want to allow more time to tour the museum and grounds. We like to take a... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Camping at the park is delightful. It is very small, but has space for a few big rigs. Most of the sites have electric and water and a few have sewers. ADVICE: Be sure to bring any extension cords you may have for electric hookup and water hookup. We had to purchase an 30 Amp extension cord for our stay.... More 

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bailey1769, Manager at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments about the park, specifically the campground. We're always looking for ways to improve, and it's through feedback like yours that we will be able to improve our campsites for our campers. More 

Rio Grande, Ohio
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful location for a state park. The docents were in period costume, but sounded like a broken record in their presentation with such a monotone voice. Would like to see the state invest more funds in the upkeep of this property.

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bailey1769, Manager at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, responded to this review

In the coming month, we will be hiring members of the cast of the Stephen Foster Story to begin giving tours at My Old Kentucky Home. Their charisma and incredible talents will undoubtedly transform the mansion tour. We hope you'll return once these tour guides are in place. More 

Monticello, Indiana
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice campground. There are only 39 sites and they are speed out enough you really feel like you have privacy. There is power and water at each site, but you better bring an extension cord and a couple of water hoses because the power and water are shared by two sites. The campground is located in the middle of the... More 

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bailey1769, Manager at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback about the campground. We appreciate the tips and will further develop our plans to renovate the campground using your input. Glad you stayed with us! More 

Cincinnati
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I passed through Bardstown on my way home and stopped for some photos. The State Park grounds were beautiful. I didn't go into any buildings. You can view the Old Kentucky Home, an old cemetery, a statue of a young Stephen Foster, a log cabin law office, and the visitor center.

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Grand Rivers, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Step back into time at My Old Kentucky Home. You truly have a sense of days gone by at this beautiful historic house and grounds. This area probably isn't small-child friendly, but older kids might like it. The visitors center is a short walk away where you can buy souvenirs and tickets for guided tours. It also has historic artifacts... More 

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Melbourne
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Being visitors from Australia we knew nothing about the local history so the guided home tour was very informative. It is also beautiful to see such an old home so lovingly preserved. The grounds are also beautiful and it looked as though a lot of locals utilise the extensive park grounds which is great to see. If you're in the... More 

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Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having seen the Stephen Foster Story a few weeks ago we were excited about seeing the home that inspired My Ole Ky Home just a couple of blocks down the road. The parking lot is immediately inside the entrance. The Gift Shop, restrooms and visitor center is adjacent. You must pass through it to enter the grounds, which are free... More 

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bailey1769, Manager at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, responded to this review

Thank-you for the honest and sincere comments. It's through posts like yours that we are able to vastly improve upon the guest experience at My Old Kentucky Home. Beginning on July 15th, 2015, we will be introducing a completely new tour that has exactly what you're requesting, and we are incredibly excited about the change and improvements that it will... More 

TN
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We enjoyed the Stephen Foster Story on July 4th complete with fireworks and cupcakes! The seating is outside but all the seats are in good locations. Everyone involved did an excellent job from the program sellers to the concessions attendees. Cannot say enough good things about the performers. Class Act!

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful house, glorious grounds (if a little overgrown), super friendly and welcoming visitors center staff.

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Additional Information about My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Address: 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
Phone Number: 15023483502
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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