MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE PARK
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.
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.
Kenny Rapier Golf Course:
Enjoy a day on Kentucky?s rolling bluegrass as you test your golfing skills on the 18-hole, regulation golf course. A fully equipped pro shop caters to the golfer?s every need with rental clubs, pull carts, and riding carts. The complete redesign and reconstruction of the front nine holes, plus extensive irrigation and turf improvements on the back nine holes are finished and 18 holes are open for play. Project consultant was Fred Rux of Mobile, Ala. and Contractor was Golf Development Construction Inc. of Louisville. The course is named for Bardstown native and former Commissioner of Parks Kenny Rapier.
Course open year-round, weather permitting.