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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 grounds but tour was just OK

The grounds for the park was beautiful with very nice fall colors. The location was very close to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
s j
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Columbus, Ohio
The grounds are GORGEOUS

I will need to update this after I have actually gone through the lovely home which is known as My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jench5930
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Bardstown, 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds for the park was beautiful with very nice fall colors. The location was very close to the town and easily found. The tour was just OK. I found Madison to be irritating with her practiced laughs or giggles. I would be happier to...More

Thank s j
MOKH_PR, Public Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The grounds of My Old Kentucky Home are quite impeccable. Most agree that the tour is above average, so we're surprised to hear that you didn't enjoy yours, especially since our tour guides go above and beyond the typical measure of house museum staff. It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I will need to update this after I have actually gone through the lovely home which is known as My Old Kentucky Home. Grounds are gorgeous, particularly in the Fall with the leaves turning color. Spoke to a very nice lady who sells the tickets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Haunted Tour in October. The cast did an excellent job showing various aspects of the household residents. Next time, we definitely want to see it during the day.

Thank sandersdg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a whim while in town because of how well known "My Old Kentucky Home" is. We were able to walk the grounds for $3.00 but could not view the inside of the house unless we went on a tour that was about...More

Thank Nerzie
MOKH_PR, Public Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank-you for your comments on the beautiful grounds. The centerpiece attraction and purpose of the park is the mansion itself, so the majority of the educational information and points of interest are located inside the attraction, itself. Grounds passes are primarily for those that enjoy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the exhibit very interesting and very educational I enjoyed learning of the Victorian mourning rituals and seen all of the actors dressed up in mourning outfits. I only wish that the groups had been a little smaller as the rooms were small and...More

1  Thank Stephannie h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't particularly interested in Stephen Foster but took the tour for local color since it was on my way. Turns out this wasn't SF's home but the plantation mansion of a rich relative (Sen. John Rowan) whom SF occasionally visited to dream and compose, including...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We totally enjoyed the tour of this mansion and "Old Kentucky Home" of Stephen Foster. Tour guides were very good, informative and personable. Very talented at singing the song, too! The mansion is beautiful and about 75% of the furnishings inside are the original so...More

Thank Arkies10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to do the mourning tour and it was amazing. Perfect rendition of Old Kentucky Home with a guide. Beautiful and so much history. Amazing.

Thank buckmi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The grounds and building are lovely. The tour guide was dressed in a period uniform. And, he sang Stephan Foster's famous "My old Kentucky Home". You will be taken through the home that at one time belonged to a local family. As you go from...More

Thank ARJACT
MOKH_PR, Public Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My Old Kentucky Home only features its Civil War history during the month of September. While the Civil War history of the mansion may not personally be your "cup of tea," we appreciate your positive comments about our staff, the grounds, and mansion itself.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Went to My Old Kentucky Home for the Weep No More Tour and to celebrate my birthday. I loved it!! Gorgeous mansion, gorgeous grounds and out buildings. Our tour guide was lovely, very knowledgeable, and had the most soothing speaking and singing voice!!! I could...More

Thank Angie M
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Kentuckyshellybean
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
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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