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Address: 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
Phone Number: 15023483502
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place to visit

We went with our two kids (13 and 11) and everyone enjoyed it. Informative and the interesting. Only complaints would be the "authenticity" of some of the things in the house is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bedford, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our three grandchildren ages 15-13 and 10. They never got bored. Our guide was wonderful. She even sang "My Old Kentucky Home". She had a beautiful voice. She told some very interesting facts that I had never heard. There is also a livery stable and kitchen you can look into. We had a wonderful time and all three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the history and tour of this home. I really enjoyed all the information that the tour guides gave and the great story of Stephen Foster. I highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Rebecca M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our two kids (13 and 11) and everyone enjoyed it. Informative and the interesting. Only complaints would be the "authenticity" of some of the things in the house is period correct, but not necessarily what the family had or how they decorated. After the house tour you can walk around the property, which is nice. All told... More 

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Lyles, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and well kept Park, I didn't go in the Old Kentucky Home but went to see the play, Stephen Foster story.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My old Kentucky home state park is of course owned and operated by the Kentucky State Parks. It is open year round and includes an outdoor musical (the Stephen Foster story) in summer. There is beautifully kept 18 hole golf course, a lovely visitor center, and of course guided tours of the home. Check for hours and special events. Yes... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't realize how much there was to do and enjoy in Bardstown until I visited this past weekend. One thing that was much more pleasurable than I expected was the Rowan home, Federal Hill, built in 1795. Many 18th and 19th century homes I've toured contain period pieces and reproductions. Here, however, the furniture and home contents were largely... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the mansion and visited the grounds and the gift shop. The tour guides were excellent and we loved that so much of the furnishing in the mansion are true family pieces original to the home. I would recommend the tour for anyone in the Bardstown area.

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Thank Kytravelor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds were beautiful. Our tour guide was very good. There were so many authentic, interesting items inside. I had never seen or heard of a sugar cone before! There were so many interesting peope and stories connected to the house. It was cool and comfortable inside. I thought it was a better house tour than Biltmore.

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Thank AngelaNorfleet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you love history this is a must. Allow for at least two hours to view the grounds and do the tour of the home.

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Thanks for your rating, we're happy that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A lovely venue for the family. Well informed guides bring history to life. Kentuckey is fortunate that this beautiful home and property was deeded to them in the 1920s.

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Thank-you for your review. We hope you had a good time. See you back home again soon! More 

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