Visiting My Old Kentucky Home – Bardstown, Kentucky

Have you been to My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, KY? This is the home that inspired Stephen Foster to pen the words “the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home…..” The kids and I often stop here when we take trips to Louisville because the restrooms in the Visitors Center are always spotless and it gives us all a place to stretch our legs and take a little walk. But last summer we finally took the time to tour the house and grounds.

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My Old Kentucky Home

I can remember as a 4th grade student taking the trip to Bardstown to tour The Old Kentucky Home. When I was young, the house looked like the biggest house in the world. The reenactors were dressed in vintage clothes and we were impressed with the history of the house and grounds.

Going back as an adult and sharing this Kentucky historic landmark was a neat experience. You can’t live in the state of Kentucky and be a University of Kentucky fan without loving the sound of My Old Kentucky Home.

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The Visitors Center serves as the main entry point to the popular tourism attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, “My Old Kentucky Home” of Stephen Foster’s ballad. Don’t miss your opportunity to tour Federal Hill, where the antebellum South comes to life in fascinating detail.

My Old Kentucky Home

You can tour the grounds, view the flowers, see the carriage house, kitchen and smokehouse for free. If you decide you want to tour the Rowan house on the hill, you can pay the ticket price ($7.00 for adults, $3.50 for children).

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Tour Information

The Visitors Center serves as the main entry point to the popular tourism attraction, Federal Hill Mansion, “My Old Kentucky Home” of Stephen Foster’s ballad. Don’t miss your opportunity to tour Federal Hill, where the antebellum South comes to life in fascinating detail.

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They do offer AAA and military discount.

Connect with My Old Kentucky Home on their website, Facebook and KY State Parks on Twitter.

There are many things to do in Bardstown at My Old Ky Home State Park including camping, outdoor shows, picnic, hiking, playgrounds, tennis and birdwatching.

Have you visited here? I’d love to hear your favorite memories from Bardstown!

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!

Comments

  1. says

    I love visiting historical sites wherever I go. Growing up that’s what we always did and it was a blast! If I ever get back to Kentucky I’ll have to check this one out.

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