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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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Nice little plantation house, great tour guides!

I didn't know what to expect, I had just seen pictures of it. Then we saw The Stephen Foster Story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Great experience

Beautifully well kept period home showing both summer and winter decor. Hostess' that provided the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toledo, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-2205
+1 502-348-3502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect, I had just seen pictures of it. Then we saw The Stephen Foster Story and learned a little history about it. Then we toured it and enjoyed our visit.

Thank Nezeray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully well kept period home showing both summer and winter decor. Hostess' that provided the tour were very knowledgeable of the history of the home and family and were able to answer any question presented to them. Grounds were pretty. Even in July everything was...More

Thank BC4471
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very interesting to hear and see about the Rowan family who lives in the house. Alot of the furniture is original and the housde is beautiful. Stephen Foster visited the Rowans.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful. The house is original as well as most of the furnishings. The guides are dressed in period costumes and even sing! Our guides were wonderful and told such interesting stories. Educational and enjoyable.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens needed work. Would not recommend. Went on Sunday morning, hardly anyone there. Where were the flowers?

Thank kimbr1
MOKH_PR, Public Relations Manager at My Old Kentucky Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You must not have visited My Old Kentucky Home. We have an exquisite formal garden that has been in full bloom since June, a boxwoods garden, rose garden, and multiple path gardens that are all currently blooming.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the authentic old Kentucky home. The guide was friendly and well informed and involved the tourists in her talk. We learned some very interesting details about the family and enjoyed the rooms and artifacts. Beautiful setting overall.

Thank BrownGirl2
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This tour gives a very interesting look at the home of a wealthy, successful, Southern gentlemen of the 19th Century. The home is very well preserved with authentic furnishings. The knowledge, presentation and zeal of the guides is commendable. One of the guides sang "My...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Guides are in period dress, and both were very knowledgeable. Beautiful home. Great information on local history.

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in historical homes. Very knowledgeable tour guides and beautiful antiques. Beautiful location in scenic Bardstown, Kentucky.

1  Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We spent just a little over an hour walking around and touring the home. So very interesting and guides were very knowledgeable. Didn't feel rushed.

2  Thank Teresa D
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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.
Theresa C
26 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.
Linda H
21 August 2016|
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Response from ERAvan | Reviewed this property |
Down the street, but not within walking distance.