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Address: 501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
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+1 502-348-3502
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Must see!!!!

We only had time for quick tour of the grounds but my car load of 11 year-old girls enjoyed seeing the Spring House, Carriage House and Gardens. We will return when we have more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bowling Green
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had time for quick tour of the grounds but my car load of 11 year-old girls enjoyed seeing the Spring House, Carriage House and Gardens. We will return when we have more time to tour the home. The gift shop was enjoyable as well with many handmade items.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Kentucky take a tour of my old Kentucky home it's awesome a great place to see. Very beautiful and the historical area is awesome

Thank Laura F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just enjoyed an hour tour led by Lynelle. She was a lovely host who obviously cherishes this home, it's history, and it's prior inhabitants. She was warm, friendly and knowledgable. She took the time to answer our questions and we didn't feel rushed. She had a lovely voice too, as she sang My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night. Highly... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are two tours of the home in October: the regular one and another evening tour called The Ghosts of Federal Hill. Actors portray residents who have died there and the circumstances of their demise--duels, epidemics, suicides, etc--and quite well. Emphasis is on death, but there are cider and cookies served in the carriage house to lighten the mood at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I'm enchanted by the beautiful grounds and lovely home. Its history is so interesting, I had to check the Feng Shui. It's a beautiful place!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We visited during the Halloween production. It was fantastic! Filled with history and quite scary. Well done on every level.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

On mini vacation with 14 year old granddaughter. Wanted her to learn more about our beautiful state. It had been years since I toured this mansion. Was prepared for rushed, in and out tour. Wonderful surprise! Personable, knowledgeable guides who really brought the mansion to life. Lots of stories that kept your attention. It was obvious that these two ladies... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I didn't know what to expect from this attraction, but it was absolutely worth it. The family oil paintings really help put the guide's story together and they spare no detail. The Christmas decorations were terrific, but it would have been just as great of a visit any season.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I took the afternoon tour with the tour guide Richard. Very entertaining and interesting. The old house is beautifully restored with a big amount of original items - very unusual. Richard was great with presentation - dressed in period costume. HIGHLY recommended and enjoyed.

Thank John J
Bardstown, Kentucky
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Being from Bardstown I try to do the candlelight tour of My Old Kentucky Home at least every other year. I went back this year even though I had been last year because they had added "A Christmas Carol" to the to the tour. The tour started with some school students singing Christmas Carols around the Visitor's Center, it's to... More 

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

Many Bardstown volunteers committed their spare time to the effort of helping My Old Kentucky Home and worked hard to support, encourage, and increase community pride in Bardstown through this event. As featured on our regular daily Christmas tours of the mansion (which have been very popular), Christmas in the Victorian period was a relatively modest affair in terms of... More 

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