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My Old Kentucky Home

501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
+1 502-348-3502
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Rustic Camping

On our trip South (following the Natchez Trace) from Michigan we first stopped in Bardstown which... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Rtaylor537
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Melbourne, Florida
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Beautiful Place and Grounds

We toured early Sunday morning, not long after they opened. The grounds are beautiful...especially... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Lisa R
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Dayton, Ohio
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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 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

On our trip South (following the Natchez Trace) from Michigan we first stopped in Bardstown which is where this State Parkis located. Small sites but big enough for our 30 ft Airstream, lots of trees, paved parking sites, electric and water. Close to the Stephen...More

Thank Rtaylor537
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We toured early Sunday morning, not long after they opened. The grounds are beautiful...especially with all the fall colors. We toured the mansion. Very nice! They had a mock funeral arranged so the house was presented as it would of been back in that day...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Home and grounds are always lovely to visit. They did a Ghost Tour featuring the members of John Rowan's family that had died there. They had great actors giving life to the "Spirits of the Dead" and even sang parts of some of Stephen...More

1  Thank Donna B
bailey1769, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Thanks for the review! We're already looking forward to next year's Shadows at Federal Hill!

Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a beautiful park. We only visited the picnic area, but with the colorful leaves falling and the wide open spaces, this is one of our favorites. You drive down a winding road and come upon this lovely area with trees and picnic tables....More

Thank yahoody
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We camped for ten days in a large pop-up. The campground itself is gorgeous with mature trees. Yes, it's small and very busy, but that was no problem. Nor was the single shower house; we never had to wait to use any facilities and those...More

Thank 959diana
bailey1769, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

We appreciate the positive comments about the cleanliness of our facilities. We intend in the coming months to add additional campsites away from the golf course area of the park that will provide greater comfort for those seeking a completely silent camping experience, however, with...More

Reviewed 18 October 2015

we try to hit most of the prominent places she's a beauty and if you love the style of old brick and the structure that are not made today go visit this State Park

Thank Marie F
bailey1769, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Thank-you for your visit! Please return for our all new tours coming in 2016!

Reviewed 16 October 2015

This home is beautiful. The grounds are great also. There is a lot of history in it. We were there several years ago. We just returned and it is still great.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is a must see when you're in Kentucky and for any history buff. LOVED IT. The grounds of the property are quite beautiful and peaceful, and the house is extraordinary. Most of the furnishings are original and are in pristine condition. Even the original...More

Thank threecedars
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I love history, and I loved the story behind "My Old Kentucky Home". The tour guides were wonderful. The grounds were beautiful. There is a gift shop, too. When our group boarded our bus to head out, one of the performers came on our bus...More

1  Thank gab131vic
bailey1769, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Thank-you very much for your kind review. We expect our guides to go above and beyond measure, and it appears that our guide, Richard, has again made My Old Kentucky Home a memorable and wonderful experience for our guests.

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived on a rainy evening, set up our camp, only to realize a very loud rock band is playing next door into the wee hours! I suppose it is at the golf resort next door. No sleep! The pads for the campers are too...More

Thank Juanita S
bailey1769, Guest Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Thanks for your feedback about your camping experience at My Old Kentucky Home. We're planning to improve our campground area in the months to come to make our sites level, larger, and to improve the utility hookups. Our campground was installed in the mid 20th...More

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Kentuckyshellybean
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.
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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.
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Linda H
22 August 2016|
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Response from ERAvan | Reviewed this property |
Down the street, but not within walking distance.
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