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Heartland Region
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE PARK
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE PARK
501 East Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, Kentucky   40004-0323

Phone: 502-348-3502
Reservations: 502-348-3502
Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's famous ballad, My Old Kentucky Home.

Today, this Georgian-style mansion is as endearing to visitors as it was in 1852, the year Foster wrote what has become the official state song while visiting his cousins, the Rowan family. Step into the days of the antebellum South as costumed guides escort you through the stately mansion and formal gardens.

During summer months, the outdoor drama "Stephen Foster -The Musical" is performed under the stars in the park's amphitheater. In the wintertime, Christmas candlelight tours highlight the holidays when the mansion is adorned with holly, pine and fruit garlands.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseSwimming Beachyes
CampingWater/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
Admire the beautifult grounds of My Old Kentucky Home in the 39-site campground. Convenience is guaranteed with utility hookups, a central service building housing showes and rest rooms, and a dump station. A grocery store and a laundry are nearby across the street from the park.

Open April through October. No advance reservations.Check-out by 2:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
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Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
94 miles from park*


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The new building serves as the main entry point for visitors 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.

Tours are given from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Eastern time, June through August; and open daily 9:00 AM-4:45 PM rest of the year. Closed Thanksgiving Day, the week of Christmas, & New Year's Eve and Day.

"Stephen Foster - The Musical:"

Experience the tradition of Kentucky's longest-running outdoor drama. This celebrated musical features colorful period costumes, lively choreography, and more than 50 Foster songs, including his most famous ballad, "My Old Kentucky Home."

For more information and reservations call 1-800-626-1563 or visit The Stephen Foster Drama Association's website, www.stephenfoster.com, $.

Christmas Candlelight Tours:

Sample the elegant past during the annual Christmas Candlelight Tours at My Old Kentucky Home. Holly, pine and fruit garlands, magnolia, and the glow of candlelight adorn the mansion in splendid 1800s fashion. Elaborate period holiday costumes, music and traditional refreshments make your visit even more memorable.

Candlelight tours are held Fridays and Saturdays for the three weekends following Thanksgiving. Hours are 5:30 PM-8:30 PM, Eastern time. Group rates available.
Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
94 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 Our Favorite place by Harold and Wanda
We take our vacation here every year we love the park and the town. It is so peaceful and beautiful. Thanks to all our park friends.
September 27 Beautiful by Wally B
Our second RV camping trip is coming up this weekend. First time was fantastic. So peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful country and state.


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Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
46 miles from park*
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