DescriptionMy Old Kentucky Home State Park honors the home that was the symbol of Stephen Foster's most endearing song, the stately mansion on the Rowan Estate known as Federal Hill. The home completed in 1818,rests on on a sloping 290 acres deeded to the state in 1922. It's builder, Judge John Rowan, was a man of great distinction, serving on both the Ky Cout of Appeals and in the U.S. Senate.
Services & Amenities:
- Admin Service, Copying
- Admin Service, Faxing
- Campground Host
- Camping, Improved Site
- Camping, Primitive
- Dump Station
- Historic Sites
- Meeting Space
- Musical Performances
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Retail, Ice
- Retail, Store/Gift Shop
- Tennis Court
- The Sound of Music
- Water Drinking
|Less Than 1 Mile|
- ATM/ Cash Machine
- Distillery Tours
- Medical Clinic
- Swimming - Pool
- ball field
|Greater Than 1 Mile|
- Car Rental
- Emergency Services
- Grocery store
- Maintenance, vehicle
|Within 10 Miles|
- Art & Museum
- Cultural-sites / Exhibits
- Fishing reservoir
|Greater Than 10 Miles|
- Nature Center
- Scenic driving routes
- Seasonal Festivals
- area attraction
Alerts and Important Information
The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
Please note the following:Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.
Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
From Louisville, take US 31E south about 35 miles to Bardstown. Turn east on US 150, travel about 1 mile to KY 49. Park is 6/10 mile south on 49. Or take I-65 south to exit 112. Go South on KY 245 about 16 miles to 31E. Go south to US 150. From Lexington, take Versailles Road to Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway to exit 25. Turn west on US 150, go about 3 miles to KY 49.
Additional directions - From Nashville take I-65 North about 132 miles to Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. Follow parkway to exit 25 and follow above directions.
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE PARK
501 East Stephen Foster Ave. P.O. Box 323
Bardstown KY 40004
Phone Number:Information: (502)348-3502
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.
- Camper Appreciation Weekend from Apr 26 2013 to Apr 27 2013