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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., P.O. Box 323, Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
502-348-3502
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: Park that honors the popular tourist attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, which was the symbol of Stephen Foster's endearing ballad. Not only does the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This antebellum home was very nice and well restored with well kept grounds. The knowledgeable docents were an added perk to the guided home tour. Reasonable tour price.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a small, older, reasonably priced campground designed for campers around 30 foot. If you have anything larger you may find it a struggle to fit between the trees. The location is great for all that Bardstown has to offer. WiFi was hit or miss but more miss than hit.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My 3rd trip to the home, the last being in the 1980s. The home is lovely as are all of the beautiful antique furniture, paintings, etc . The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions, but was very stiff and robotic like in her answers. I very much enjoyed seeing the home again, but wished the guide had been... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were staying across the street from this home located in a beautiful state park and took the house tour. There is an admission fee to enter the house. The tour was led by a woman in period costume and encompassed the upstairs and down. She was knowledgeable about the house and times and gave us quite a bit of... More

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allentown
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were on a bus tour and we stopped for a tour of My Old Kentucky Home. The guides wore hoop-skirts. Toured the home and property. See how things were back then. This was educational. Beautiful grounds. Great little gift shop.

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Findlay, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We toured the Old Kentucky Home, which was lovely. Our tour guide wasn't terribly engaging and was stilted in the way she spoke. It kind of spoiled the experience. Wished the gift shop had a book about the home, since photography wasn't permitted.

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Riverside, California
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152 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We spent about two hours at the park. We really enjoyed touring the "My Old Kentucky Home" house. Decorated and furnished with 1850's period items. Both tour guides were thorough and made sure all questions were answered. WHY NO PHOTOGRAPHY?

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New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had a nice tour guide who did a good job. Always interesting to visit a "grand" home from the past. However, it was very disappointing to discover that Stephen Foster did not live here. He was just a guest. So most of the story was about the family who lived in the home.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very interesting! The tour guides were friendly and well informed, but I would have liked to learn more about Stephen Foster.

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Burlington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This campground is a small cozy campground that will accommodate most rev's and travel trailers. I think they have only 34 sites. All have water and electricity. Many sites are not exactly level. You have to do some creative leveling techniques to level your camper. Some sites have beautiful wooded areas behind you. Some have the site of a beautiful... More

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