My Old Kentucky Home State Park


Stephen Foster’s song was inspired by Federal Hill, the Georgian-style home that belonged to his cousin, Judge John Rowan, and that Foster visited in 1852. The restored site includes Judge Rowan’s law office, a carriage house, a barn, and gardens. Guided tours by docents in period costume take place throughout the year. The park is also home to a 39-site campground facility, a picnic area, a visitors center, and a gift shop.


501 E. Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004


37.80151000, -85.45693000

Open Hours

Jan.–Feb.: Wed.–Sun. 9-5; Mar.–Dec.: daily 9–5.
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(502) 348-3502

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