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The stately 285-acre estate was also known as 'Federal Hill;' the mansion is believed to be the site where Stephen Foster wrote 'My Old Kentucky Home' while visiting cousins in 1852. Other illustrious former guests include Henry Clay and Aaron Burr.

Completed circa 1818 by Judge John Rowan, the historic home is furnished with unique and beautiful heirlooms and old family portraits.

Antebellum-costumed guides lead summer visitors through the home on daily tours. A large visitor center, family cemetery, garden, picnic area, and a replica of Judge Rowan's Law Office are among the facilities offered. A year-round 18-hole regulation golf course includes a pro shop and rentals; a 39-site campground offers hookups, showers, and restroom facilities April-October.

Special public programs inlcude the summertime Stephen Foster musical production showcasing more than 50 of the composer's tunes at 'Kentucky's longest-playing outdoor drama.' Park open daily except major holidays.

Location: PO Box 323, Highway 150, Bardstown Kentucky 40004 Telephone 502-348-3502 Toll Free: 800-626-1563

Other Kentucky State Parks nearby:
(Louisville) E. P. Tom Saywer State Park
(Springfield) Lincoln Homestead State Park
(Bardstown) My Old Kentucky Home State Park
(Harrodsburg) Old Fort Harrod State Park
(Perryville) Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

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