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Address: 501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
Phone Number: 15023483502
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My Old Kentucky Home is one of the most famous songs to have ever been...

My Old Kentucky Home is one of the most famous songs to have ever been written, but it is also the name of a hallowed and beautiful Kentucky farm with many rich layers of history waiting to be explored and experienced. My Old Kentucky Home is a marvel of elegance and charm, as architecturally magnificent today as it was more than two centuries ago. Your guided house by our costumed guides spans two floors of the mansion, originally named "Federal Hill." On select days, our talented guides will sing the song, "My Old Kentucky Home," for tour guests. See 170 year old antique artifacts including paintings, high-style furniture, lavish period decor, and the carefully curated interiors of Kentucky's most famous landmark.

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This museum is a self-guided tour. interesting but not sure I will go again.

The welcome center located in front of the mansion had quite a bit of information about the mansion. The cost to tour the mansion was high for the time spent there

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
rheneg
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Carriere, Mississippi
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East Machias, Maine
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lynnell our tour guide was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, personable, and wonderful. The house was very interesting. I loved the fact you could enter each room and look around.

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Beacon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited on a very rainy day and it was a perfect way to spend about 90 minutes out of the downpour. As a student of history, I was very impressed the amount of family artifacts on display. Seeing the actual spectacles worn by Judge Rowan in the early 19th century impressed me. Much of the furniture... More 

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Glensted Mo
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this well known landmark in August 2016. This well maintained grounds and buildings are a joy to visit. It is very attractive and the docents do a great job - very knowledgeable. It is very unusual to find a historic place with as many original articles to the place. Good job Kentucky.

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Federal Hill, My Old Kentucky Home. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The tour guides shared lots of interesting stories about the family members that lived there. The home's interior was beautiful with many personal family items. After exiting the home, be sure to check out the kitchen and smokehouse out back,... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the home said to have inspired Stephen Foster's song, and Kentucky's adopted State song, my old Kentucky Home. There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per person with reduced rates for children and seniors as well as those with AAA. The tour lasted about an hour. Photography is NOT permitted in the house. We toured the home on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour! Docents were knowledgable, gave us tons of info and stories. And they were dressed in the period. We felt like we were there in the 1850's!

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1 Thank Jo H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good visit, lots to see on grounds. I took my young children (2 & 6).... They liked it better than expected- especially 6 year old. Would love to see Stephen Foster story next time.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home inspired Stephen Fosters song, " My Old Kentucky Home." The guided tour was presented by costumed docents who were very knowledgeable . The tour inside was 40 minutes. The home is In Excellent condition & most of the furniture is original. The grounds are beautiful.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this tour to be fascinating and our guide was SO knowledgeable AND entertaining :) This was one of the reasons we visited Bardstown. You won't be disappointed. The tour was just right at about 40 minutes with the opportunity to ask questions. Enjoy!

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Carriere, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome center located in front of the mansion had quite a bit of information about the mansion. The cost to tour the mansion was high for the time spent there

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MOKH_PR, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this review

Perhaps you visited another historic site? Our historic mansion does have a guided tour, by costumed guides that lead guests through the mansion room by room, sing the song "My Old Kentucky Home," and our visitor's center contains a giftshop and meeting rooms only, with no exhibit space currently. More 

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