Though Bardstown is often called the “Birthplace of Bourbon,” there is so much more to this lovely town than meets the eye. It’s picturesque, small-town atmosphere makes this little piece of Kentucky’s Bluegrass country the perfect summer getaway destination. In fact, Bardstown has been named the ‘Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today. Summer’s in Kentucky are filled with a great variety of entertainment and adventure, including the popular outdoor theater production The Stephen Foster Story at My Old Kentucky Home. Celebrate summer with us at Kentucky’s first-ever bourbon-themed Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!
Meet Stephen Foster
The heart and soul of beautiful Bardstown can be discovered in an afternoon spent at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. It’s safe to say that there are no experiences more quintessentially Kentucky than this one. At the center of this historic park is the mansion featured in American musician Stephen Foster’s song “My Old Kentucky Home”. Here, you’ll get a glimpse at what life was like over two centuries ago in this beautifully restored Federal Style mansion. Tours of the formal gardens, the mansion, and outbuildings that include a smokehouse, historic kitchen, carriage house, cabin, and springhouse are offered throughout the summer.
A popular tradition during the summer months in Kentucky is outdoor theater. Of the many outdoor theater shows across the state, there are none more popular than My Old Kentucky Home’s The Stephen Foster Story. The Stephen Foster Story, based on the life of America’s first great composer, Stephen Foster, is Kentucky’s longest-running outdoor drama. The production includes colorful period costumes, lively choreography, and more than 50 Foster songs, including his most famous ballad, “My Old Kentucky Home.” It’s definitely an experience you won’t want to miss when you visit Bardstown this summer. The Stephen Foster story plays at My Old Kentucky Home State Park on select dates from now through August, so act fast! Book your room at our luxurious Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today.