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My Old Kentucky Home

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great tour

Very well planned and very good tour. The lady sang the KY song and answered any questions we had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachel S
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Interesting visit

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gilbert, Arizona
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well planned and very good tour. The lady sang the KY song and answered any questions we had. It was a little rainy and cold the day of the tour but we were mostly inside. Very beautiful grounds

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lenjoyce1
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jezebel6368
Reviewed 1 November 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anita K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin C
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 May 2018|
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Response from richardbH7653FL | 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!
9 May 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
27 October 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.