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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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Neat outdoor gardens

We passed this on our way to some of the local distilleries and decided to stop when we had some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hollymatic
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Tampa, Florida
Apparently a little known gem

We had a great round here one afternoon. Played unrushed. Had the place nearly to ourselves save... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
earych44
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We passed this on our way to some of the local distilleries and decided to stop when we had some time. We only took the outdoor tour for $3 and got access to walk the grounds. It was such a nice day and we strolled...More

Thank hollymatic
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great round here one afternoon. Played unrushed. Had the place nearly to ourselves save for a few of the locals (squirrels, ducks, woodchucks, deer).

Thank earych44
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place worth seeing if you are anywhere near Bardstown Ky. It is in a State park and is owned by Kentucky. The refurbishing that was done is great. 1.6 million dollars was given and spent. All is kept true to the nature...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago

very educational , when the tour guide sang to us it was great . we would invite every Kentuckian to visit

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went in June, and we really enjoyed it, so I came back with friends. Tour guide Linelle did an entertaining and thorough job talking about the home that was in the Rowan family for three generations. She also sang "My Old...More

Thank Wolfdjdr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I got lucky and were the only ones on our tour. Our guide,and I hate that I can't remember her name, was wonderful. She had so much information and seemed so appreciative for us coming. Her singing of My Old Kentucky Home...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely home with many of the original furnishings. The grounds are also beautiful and peaceful and well maintained.

Thank pprff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides did a great job of taking us back in time. We got there on a Sunday afternoon just in time for the last tour at 4 o'clock. The furnishings and story are both incredible. Well worth seeing.

Thank bgcg66
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we did not explore the interior, we savoured the stroll in the surrounds of My Old Kentucky Home and sat back under the trees outside and contemplated this beloved mansion and its past history , including its connections with the anti-slavery song My Old...More

1  Thank coogee3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect, I had just seen pictures of it. Then we saw The Stephen Foster Story and learned a little history about it. Then we toured it and enjoyed our visit.

Thank Nezeray
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Kentuckyshellybean
10 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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