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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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I wish all state parks would be like this one. The staff were great. Friendly and provided a lot of good information on local spots. The camp sites were well located, however, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful home and grounds. Excellent tour guides. Guides are in period clothing, very knowledgable and eager to answer questions.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a very nice stop on my vacation. The tour guide was very good. He also sang the old kentucky home song, and it was excellent. Very informative. Will definitely visit again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I wish all state parks would be like this one. The staff were great. Friendly and provided a lot of good information on local spots. The camp sites were well located, however, I would suggest bringing a HD extension cord - the electric hookups are too far from where the RV would be parked. The bathhouse was clean and in... More 

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Newark, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The grounds are beautiful. All tours were booked when we arrived so we did not see the inside of the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I cannot say enough how much I love history. I do think this is a very interesting part of Kentucky history. Good for young children to get a taste of our heritage.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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