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My Old Kentucky Home

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting visit

Rarely do we think of Stephen Foster. He was a very interesting person and extremely talented. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gilbert, Arizona
Shadows of Federal Hill "ghost tour"

We booked the ghost tour, Shadows of Federal Hill, for the last night of a stay in Bardstown. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lafayette, Indiana
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“federal hill”(34 reviews)
“period dress”(13 reviews)
“state park”(25 reviews)
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...more
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
+1 502-348-3502
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had a friend get married here last year. Signs were kind of misleading, but we found it. Very pretty. They had a summer wedding and got married outside under the gazebo (although not all the chairs matched). She came in on a horse-drawn carriage. IF...More

5  Thank cksportsfan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 7, 2007

I am Kentucky born and raised and it has been a few years since I last visited My Old Kentucky Home. My memories of the house were of the beautifully costumed guides and the historical autheniticity of the house and its' belongings. So, imagine my...More

6  Thank asta1116
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Your guide meets you outside the home where he starts the tour. There were only four of us in our group. Your tour guide will sing a rendition of Stephen Foster's song about the home and provides interesting stories about those that lived in the...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rarely do we think of Stephen Foster. He was a very interesting person and extremely talented. The words in the song "Old Kentuck Home" were changed somewhat to be politically correct, but this didn't diminish the beauty of the words. We would recommend this. The...More

Thank Lenjoyce1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the ghost tour, Shadows of Federal Hill, for the last night of a stay in Bardstown. The actors were excellent, and the tour was quite atmospheric. What a great way to learn a little bit of history and enjoy the evening! What we...More

Thank Jezebel6368
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Bardstown and took a tour of the My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The tour of the home was great, and we had a wonderful guide!! A lot of history there. This is a must see when visiting Bardstown!

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice trip back in time! We went on a very cool fall day but I can see where it would be hot on a hot day.

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Bardstown, KY with 2 other couples and staying across the street from My Old Kentucky Home park and grounds. We arrived right before they opened at 9 am on Saturday. We ventured through their nice visitor center and out into the very...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents were absolutely marvelous! The tour began with a lovely and heartfelt rendition of My Old Kentucky Home and only got better from there. The theme was mourning traditions of the era and each of the docents, downstairs and up, were informant with out...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to take the “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour last night and I have to say we were more than impressed. It was absolutely awesome and I cannot say enough good things. “Above Excellent “ should be an option to rate this. The actors...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great day visiting My Old Kentucky Home. our group of 6 was easily accommodated into a tour of this old plantation house. 75% of the furnishings and interior are original to the owners, the Rowan family. An experienced, witty and fun tour guide...More

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here last night,Went on the Shadows of Federal Hill, Ghost Tours of My Old Kentucky Home, Great time here : Your tour starts in the cemetery led by the grim reaper who will guide you to the mansion's doors. Enter a different time...More

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May 18, 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Property representative |
The tour usually lasts about 45 minutes. Allow yourself at least 90 minutes at the Park to see the mansion, the lovely gardens, and the gift shop!
May 9, 2017|
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Response from monicahess | Reviewed this property |
Yes...take your time and visit them all. Kentucky has a lot to offer...not just bourbon, but that's a good start.
Theresa C
October 26, 2016|
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Response from MOKH_PR | Property representative |
No reservations are needed for daily tours. Special events (not exhibits) usually require advanced purchases.