My Old Kentucky Home State Park


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My Old Kentucky Home State Park


Location:In Bardstown on US 150.
Facilities:39 campsites with utility hookups, restrooms, showers, picnic area, restrooms, playground, 18-hole regulation golf course, visitor center, historic house and grounds, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, golfing, tours of antebellum mansion and gardens by costumed guides, outdoor musical theatre production (in summer), Christmas candlelight tours.
Special Features:The park's familiar name comes from the song by Stephen Foster (Kentucky's official state song), who was inspired to write it during a visit here at his cousins' plantation, Federal Hill. The park features the restored Rowan family estate, carriage house, smokehouse, and formal gardens.
Address:501 E Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone:502-348-3502
Web: parks.ky.gov/stateparks/mk
Size: 290 acres.

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My Old Kentucky Home State Park is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the construction of Federal Hill mansion with new tours and new displays at the popular Bardstown historic site.
An original 19th-century painting of the birthplace of Stephen Foster, known as The White Cottage, was purchased by My Old Kentucky Home State Park for inclusion in the park's permanent collection and will be on display in the mansions parlor.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park acquired an original 19th-century portrait of Stephen Foster that once belonged to Oliver Ditson, a publisher of Foster's music during the mid to late 1800s.