My Old Kentucky Home State Park RV & Campground Guide

Kentucky

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation while also providing a rich history of the Bluegrass State through its on-site buildings, amphitheater, and program offerings. The park's centerpiece, Federal Hill, is a farm with a mansion that was a popular meeting place for local politicians in the 19th century. This property is often associated with composer Stephen Foster, who wrote the famous anti-slavery ballad "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night." In addition to the mansion tours and live performances, the state park features a golf course, playgrounds, a seasonal campground, and hiking trails. Only a few minutes from downtown Bardstown, this park is also convenient to Lexington, Taylorsville, and Shepherdsville. With average spring temperatures being in the mid-60s and summer temperatures in the mid-70s, this is a welcoming location to immerse in an active lifestyle year-round.

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Weather
Spring 40-77 F
Summer 62-87 F
Fall 40-70 F
Winter 25-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in My Old Kentucky Home State Park

My Old Kentucky Home State Park is a great destination for an adventure through north-central Kentucky. To truly soak in the journey and comfortably enjoy the surroundings, consider traveling in an RV. The state park is home to a 39-site campground. You can find an RV rental in the Bardstown area.

Louisville South KOA Holiday

The Louisville South KOA Holiday is known for its array of amenities. Since this location provides 90-foot pull-through sites with 50-amp hookups, it's very RV-friendly. Rates range from $40-$85 a night. This KOA is conveniently located in Shepherdsville, only 15 miles from Bardstown.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Fishing, pool, bike rentals, cable TV, firewood, propane, and pavilion

Taylorsville RV Park

Taylorsville RV Park is a 30-acre campground with a catch-and-release fishing lake. Picnic tables and fire rings are at each of the 40 RV sites. These sites come with either water and electric or full hookups. This RV park is located in Taylorsville, which is only 15 miles from Bardstown. Nightly rates range from $31-$55 a night. There are also monthly rates available.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 30 and 50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Not indicated
  • Pet-friendly: Not indicated
  • Other features: Laundry facilities, fishing, playground, basketball area, and RV and boat storage

Grandma’s RV Camping

Grandma’s RV Camping in Shepherdsville is one of the few local parks that can accommodate rigs up to 70 feet in length. Offering a pristine campground and friendly service, this conveniently located property provides easy commutes to surrounding towns such as Bardstown, Louisville, and Taylorsville.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Laundry facilities, bathhouse, and pavilions

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What to Do at
My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Inside My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Set against the vast Kentucky hillside, this park spans a total of 1,795 acres. Within the boundaries of the park, lie a total of 160,300 acres of water and/or waterways to be enjoyed. Whether you visit the museum, attend "The Stephen Foster Story" musical at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, or engage in long hikes and birdwatching, you're sure to enjoy your time at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

Outside My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Bardstown is steeped in a rich heritage, so the city offers lots of places for you to immerse yourself in the local culture. As this is the "Heart of Bourbon Country," there are many inns, B&Bs, taverns, and restaurants that are home to fine bourbon bars. Shops in town are inviting and offer an array of apparel, goods, gifts, and collectibles. If you want more shopping or dining options, Louisville is just 40 miles north of Bardstown.

Restaurants

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

Want a fancy meal? Stoney River, an upscale steakhouse in Louisville, specializes in fresh hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood offerings, and signature salads. 

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 3900 Summit Plaza Drive Louisville, KY 40241

Henri’s Market and Deli

This market is filled with fresh deli meats and cheeses, soups, bread, and daily offerings to pick up or to enjoy on-site. They're open for lunch and dinner, and there's a full bar with seven televisions.

Type: Deli, Bar

Location: 530 East Tom T Hall Rd, Olive Hill, KY 41164

The Café

You'll find Southern-accented and delectable menu offerings at this quaint eatery, which sits within an industrial area of Louisville known as Paristown. Your palate will never forget what you experience here.

Type: Southern, American

Location: 711 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204

Tre Fratelli

Tre Fratelli is known for serving fresh food to order. They offer modern Italian fare, including pizzas, strombolis, and subs alongside kids' menu items to satisfy the entire family.

Type: Italian

Location: 9119 W US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164

Tres Hermanos Nunez

This Mexican-style restaurant offers fresh ingredients and spices daily from its Olive Hill location for lunch and dinner. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 745 E Tom T Hall Blvd, Olive Hill, KY 41164

Shopping

Peddlers Mall

Peddlers Mall is a community marketplace of buyers, sellers, and traders. This is a great place to haggle for deals on unique items. 

Location: 1020 Granite Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004

Peacock on Third

This boutique is known for selling apparel and accessories for women of all ages and with any budget!

Location: 122 N 3rd St, Bardstown, KY 40004

Bourbon & Lace Boutique

Check out Bourbon & Lace Boutique to find unique tees, gifts, and other various items to complement your wardrobe. They also sell nice collectibles.

Location: 303-2 N 3rd St, Bardstown, KY 40004

Fáilte Irish Shop

This is a finely appointed shop offering exquisite authentic clothing, jewelry, gifts, food, and other items from the Irish and Scottish cultures. 

Location: 113 South Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507

Sightseeing

The Civil War Museum & the Women’s Museum of the Civil War

This museum showcases the history of the Union and Confederacy conflicts. Within over 8,000 square feet, you'll find exhibits of authentic items from all over the Southern region of the U.S. This is one of the most comprehensive collections of American Civil War memorabilia. 

Location: 310 East Broadway, Bardstown, KY 40004

Heaven Hill Distillery

Heaven Hill Distillery, a family-owned bourbon distillery, has been perfecting the craft of distilling, aging, and selecting award-winning whiskeys for decades.

Location: 1701 W Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40210

The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

The history of American whiskey, ranging from the Colonial days through the 1960s, unfolds in this local venue. 

Location: 114 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004

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How to Get to
My Old Kentucky Home State Park

From Louisville: Take US 31E south about 35 miles to Bardstown. Take US 150 East and travel about one mile to KY 49. The park will be less than a mile south on 49. 

Route 2 from Louisville: Take I-65 south to exit 112. Go South on KY 245 for 16 miles to 31E. Travel south to US 150. 

From Lexington: Take Versailles Road to Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway to Exit 25. Turn west on US 150 and travel about three miles to KY 49.

Park Entrance GPS Coordinates: N 38.368983, W 83.109877

Entering My Old Kentucky Home State Park

With the exception of holidays, the park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Entry Fee : $0

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