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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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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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Nice place for a walk

We had spring-like weather over the weekend so my wife and I toured Bardstown. As part of our day we stopped by My Old Kentucky Home State Park. We didn't go on the tour but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ElCid83
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Elizabethtown, KY
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Elizabethtown, KY
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had spring-like weather over the weekend so my wife and I toured Bardstown. As part of our day we stopped by My Old Kentucky Home State Park. We didn't go on the tour but walked around the grounds and visited the welcome center. The staff was friendly and the grounds were a nice place for a walk.

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Farmer City, Illinois
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I think the key to this place is the curator that talks to you. Ours was very good and knowledgeable. The place is where Stephen Foster visited and supposedly was inspired to write "My ole Ky home". The grounds is undergoing some maint on it. I guess I look at things more critical. The house is very nice with about... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words in regards to our mansion tour. Our guide, Richard is recognized as one of Kentucky's best guides. You're correct, the park is currently undergoing a large maintenance renovation project to bring new tours, new experiences, and new features to the park in the coming months. Our grounds and facilities are being upgraded, and we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The new guest center entertained us while awaiting the formal 1 hour tour of the mansion where Stephen Foster often visited and got impetus to pen "My Old Kentucky Home."

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were fortunate enough to tour this splendid plantation home for the Christmas candlelight tour. This is a splendid home with a lot of period piece furnishings and the tour was superbly done. It really got us in the Christmas spirit and we felt like we were spending the Christmas holiday during that time many years ago. We can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our first trip to My Old Kentucky Home and it did not disappoint. We went for the candle lighted tour for Christmas. We will come back for the regular tour later. The mansion was beautiful and the period decor was worth going for. During the tour there was a caroling group, expert tour guides in full dress.

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kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Louisville from Makers Mark. We got in for the discounted price of $9. We had to wait about 15 min for the next tour so we walked around and saw the grounds, and the self-guided portion of the house. I expected the house to have more original pieces, so that was disappointing. Also... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. After very successful summer and fall seasons of utilizing the talents of our highly talented Stephen Foster Story cast (the park's summertime musical show cast) as tour guides in the mansion, as you pointed out in your review - our reviews certainly do show that we typically have a wonderful tour led by charismatic and enthusiastic... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I went during the off-season, so I missed the spring and fall colors. I'm pretty the grounds and gardens are much prettier then. But, on the plus side....plenty of parking and easy to walk as well.

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

While the natural beauty of the spring, summer, and autumn landscapes have passed, winter lends a unique opportunity for an uninterrupted and usually peacefully view of the mansion and grounds, which are being improved daily as we move into the spring season. We're also currently constructing a winter garden that will give our guests an evergreen experience throughout the winter... More 

Marion, Ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting and hearing the family story of My Old Kentucky Home. It is well worth a tour.

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Pamplico, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

tour of the house and grounds of the estate. a tour guide takes you through the house and tells about the family who lived there and what happened to them. cost is $8-10.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We really enjoyed the house and park. The docent did a good job and we learned a lot. It was a beautiful day to spend there and walk the grounds, as well.

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