Freedom and the Homefront

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Freedom and the Homefront

September 1 - September 30


Visit Kentucky’s most famous historic site, My Old Kentucky Home, to explore its connection to the American Civil War!
In our new exhibit, “Freedom and the Homefront,” tour guests will discover and encounter the realities of the Civil War Era in and around the historic mansion.
Hear our talented tour guides sing the abolitionist inspired song “My Old Kentucky Home” on every tour. As armies marched through the Bluegrass State, many local communities rationed supplies and provided food and clothing to soldiers, all while awaiting news of the war and family.
See rooms of the mansion transformed for the war-era, including an outstanding collection of weaponry, uniforms, rationing methods, and more!

45 Minute Tour
$12 per-person
(discounts available)

Tours begin at 9:15am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm,
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Last tour begins at 4:00pm

My Old Kentucky Home is located at 501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown, Kentucky. Learn more by visiting us online at