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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

My Old Kentucky Home State Park
501 E. Stephen Foster Ave.


Year-round birds include the Red-tailed hawk, goldfinches, Northern Cardinals, House Finches, Carolina Wrens, House Sparrows, Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, starlings, American Robin, crows, Carolina Chickadee, Mourning Dove, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, White-throated Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Great Horned Owls, Screech owls, and Barred Owls. Winter birds include the Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and the Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Gift Shop

Our Kentucky handcraft items include pottery, quilts, hand painted gourds, chairs and benches. Our outstanding book selections include cookbooks, historic and civil war books, and various Kentucky authors. A large selection of equine and Derby items can be found. The food specialty items will satisfy every appetite. To shop the My Old Kentucky Home store visit:


Enjoy a day on Kentucky’s rolling bluegrass as you test your golfing skills on the Kenny Rapier Golf Course 18-hole, regulation golf course. A fully equipped pro shop caters to the golfer’s every need with rental clubs, pull carts, and riding carts. The complete redesign and reconstruction of the front nine holes, plus extensive irrigation and turf improvements on the back nine holes are finished and 18 holes are open for play. Project consultant was Fred Rux of Mobile, Ala. and Contractor was Golf Development Construction Inc. of Louisville. The course is named for Bardstown native and former Commissioner of Parks Kenny Rapier. Course open year-round, weather permitting. For more info on this course CLICK HERE.

Outdoor Theater

Experience the tradition of Kentucky's longest-running outdoor drama. This celebrated musical, "The Stephen Foster Story," features colorful period costumes, lively choreography, and more than 50 Foster songs, including his most famous ballad, "My Old Kentucky Home." For more information and reservations call 1-800-626-1563 or visit The Stephen Foster Drama Association's website, $.


The picnic area is equipped with grills, a playground, and rest rooms. A picnic shelter is available for rental up to one year in advance.


Two tennis courts located near the J.Dan Talbot amphitheatre.


The Visitors Center serves as the main entry point to the popular historic mansion, "My Old Kentucky Home" of Stephen Foster's ballad. Don't miss your opportunity to tour Kentucky's premier historical site that features over two centuries of antiques, paintings, and architecture rendered beautifully in the Federal Style. Formal gardens, outbuildings that include a smokehouse, historic kitchen, carriage house, cabin, and springhouse are set amongst century old magnolias, maples, and cedar trees. Hear the song "My Old Kentucky Home" sung on your tour by our guides in period costume for your adventure finale. The quintessential Kentucky experience is awaiting your arrival at My Old Kentucky Home State Park!

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