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My Old Kentucky Home

Bardstown, Kentucky, is the sight of Federal Hill Mansion, better known as My Old Kentucky Home. Construction of this beautiful home was completed in 1818 for Judge John Rowan. Premier American songwriter Stephen Foster visiting his Rowan cousins, was inspired to pen the now-classic song, "My Old Kentucky Home" in 1852. This all-time favorite serves as the official state song of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Last visit to Bardstown: Dec 1985
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2004
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