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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
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Florence, Kentucky
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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70 helpful votes 70 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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