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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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My husband and I enjoyed this tour. We were greeted by a woman in period costume and were impressed with the period furniture(some original to the house) and the history of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Indiana
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed walking around the park, seeing the house and grounds. The park was well cared for and easy walking for anyone.

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Indiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. We were greeted by a woman in period costume and were impressed with the period furniture(some original to the house) and the history of all who lived there. The house has been well maintained and the grounds were very pretty too. It takes you back to a time gone by and really made... More 

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Island, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Been here several times, last time was an anniversary weekend get away for my husband and I. I love My Old Kentucky Home, it's absolutely beautiful. I've always loved history so I love that part of it as well but the grounds, the house all of it is just beautiful and they host weddings so if you're looking to tie... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We toured the Rowan home. It was very informative and gave us a glimpse of life of its occupants. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spent just the right amount of time in each area.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Step back in time with a guided historical tour or simply stroll the grounds at your leisure. Children will enjoy the vintage costumes and learning daily life of the past. Located in the heart of Bardstown this is a must do on your visit. Gift shop located on site offers authentic Kentucky crafts. If you are visiting at Christmas the... More 

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Cincinnati
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the site of the home where Stephen Foster was visiting and was inspired to write the state song of Kentucky called 'My Old Kentucky Home.' He wrote hundreds of other songs, too. The historical home is gorgeous and the tour is given by two knowledgeable docents in period costume. There is also an original log cabin that served... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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210 reviews 210 reviews
95 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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