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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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Beautiful and interesting

A great peak into the past. The docent actually sang for us. Definitely worth a stop. We stopped... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
llc273
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Dublin, Ohio
My Old Kentucky Home

We were met by 2 guides dressed in the period clothes which I really enjoyed seeing. Since it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marie C
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Lexington, Kentucky
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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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  • Terrible1%
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great peak into the past. The docent actually sang for us. Definitely worth a stop. We stopped after a boubon tasting at Heaven Hill

Thank llc273
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were met by 2 guides dressed in the period clothes which I really enjoyed seeing. Since it was raining we were brought inside where they discussed the home. We went to each room where the guide went into detail about the rooms. After the...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The home is beautiful and the docents are in costume and tell the story of the home in great detail. It's sad that you can't take pictures inside the home.

Thank marykatherine2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must stop while in Bardstown. The home is wonderfully preserved with many of the original furnishings. There is not much else at the park itself except golf and the musical (recommended). Be sure to check out downtown.

Thank OrgChemDr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guides were very informative and knowledgeable. It was interesting to learn about the history of the home and the Rowan family. I believe that 70% of the furniture and pieces are original to the home. This may not be a good place to...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a few years since my last visit and I was very pleasantly surprised by the tours, the tour guides and the gift shop. There are a variety of themed tours offered throughout the year, plus other specialized tours that can be booked...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on our list of things to see in Bardstown. We enjoy touring historic, period homes and this one is very good. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted the tour and said it had already left so catch up and come...More

Thank ALA_Traveler52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured this beautiful property. The docents were very knowledgeable. The house was restored to its original splendor. Great for history buffs.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Old Ky Home, the center attraction of the beautiful grounds, gardens, visitors center that highlight an important part of KY & the US history, as Andrew Jackson was a frequent guest here as were many other important people of the day. A tour of...More

Thank stephen p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here to fill some time between appointments and to take in the beauty of this area of Kentucky. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Filled with local plants, flowers and trees as well as amazing old architecture. Although there were no events going on...More

Thank Darryl M
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Kentuckyshellybean
Would this campground be centrally located to cover the Bourbon Trail?
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
do you need reservations for the tour
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
where is the old kentucky home golf course in relation to home
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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