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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

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Address: 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., P.O. Box 323, Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
Phone Number: 502-348-3502
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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Historic park and lovely old home

We have been here a few times. The park is lovely and the home is beautifully restored. Our guide met us in period dress and was very knowledgeable about the history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
molelady
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Florence, Kentucky
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Florence, Kentucky
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211 reviews 211 reviews
95 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We have been here a few times. The park is lovely and the home is beautifully restored. Our guide met us in period dress and was very knowledgeable about the history of the place and the furnishings. I will take you back in time to visit the area and the beauty of the grounds is very lovely. We also went... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the family and property. She was dressed in clothing of the period and greeted us at the front door. The home is beautifully refurbished, and much of the furniture is original to the family that lived there. Very enjoyable!

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Richmond, Kentucky
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Do take this in as it is great and most enjoyable. Go back in time and a must see. A lovely home and a nice tour.

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Danville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Attended our first ever Stephen Foster Story this past Fourth of July. The musical was well done, the evening so pleasant in the open air amphitheater. The fireworks show was extraordinary. The park itself is beautiful and well worth a walk-through to visit the gardens and the mansion.

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited and toured the restored mansion at the park the week after Christmas. Was sorry that it was in the midst of removing Christmas decorations. The park staff should consider closing the house while these are removed as the house looked very messy with the decorations lying around willy nilly. Our tour guide was quietly knowledgeable and dressed to... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the information about the life of an important settler family of the colonial era in Kentucky. Beautiful furniture, accessories, and textiles bring the past to life. Knowledgeable tour guide, able to answer any questions.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped on a weekday morning in November and we and the couple we were traveling with had what amounted to a private tour of the home with the opportunity to ask a lot of questions about life in the home. There was still fall color on the beautiful grounds and the gift shop was well stocked with a items... More 

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TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We went the weekend after Christmas, crowds very low and we even got a private tour!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative! Decorated in every room for Christmas, it was beautiful!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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