About My Old Kentucky Home
My Old Kentucky Home State Park is located in historic Bardstown, Kentucky. The Federal style mansion, commissioned by John Rowan Sr., was completed in the year 1818 and was the centerpiece of a 1,300 acre plantation known as Federal Hill. The mansion remained the home of 3 generations of the Rowan family until 1922.
On July 4th, 1923, Federal Hill was renamed My Old Kentucky Home in honor of Stephen Foster's anti-slavery ballad "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!". Ownership of the estate was transferred to the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an historic shrine, effectively becoming Kentucky's first state-owned park. The song "My Old Kentucky Home" was made Kentucky's state song in 1928.
As Kentucky’s premier state park, My Old Kentucky Home embodies many rich layers of history, legends and traditions spanning two centuries.
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