Department of Parks
Tobacco Barn Candle Sold at My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Matthew Bailey,

BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- My Old Kentucky Home State Park is offering a "Tobacco Barn Candle" that is becoming quite popular.


The candle, made by Kentucky Green Studio in Paris, Kentucky, has the scent of tobacco curing in a barn and is sold at the park’s gift shop. Other candles related to the history of the park include: Doo-Dah!, Mint Julep, Bacon, Meadow in the Bloom, Muscadine Wine, Blackberry Wine, and Hard Times.


My Old Kentucky Home State Park includes the historic mansion called Federal Hill. Construction of Federal Hill was started by John Rowan in 1795 and was completed in 1818. The historic home is the subject of Stephen Foster’s song, “My Old Kentucky Home,” which is also the Kentucky state song. The park also has an 18-hole golf course, campground, picnic area and a summertime theatrical production – “The Stephen Foster Story.”


The candles cost $16. Call the park at 502-348-3502 for orders and information.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at