My Old Kentucky Home State Park

The sun shines bright there

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Now that you’ve got that song stuck in your head, you might as well visit the home that started the whole thing. My Old Kentucky Home State Park, where Stephen Foster got the idea for the now-state song, a ballad that brings a tear to most Kentuckians eyes, depicts life in the Commonwealth during the era of plantations and hoop-skirted ladies. The stately brick Georgian-style mansion has 13 rooms full of family heirlooms and authentic furniture. Summer months catch The Stephen Foster Story, an outdoor musical performed in the adjacent amphitheater.

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501 E. Stephen Foster Ave. Bardstown
Call or check website for prices.

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