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Bardstown Home Tour lights up historic homes

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Discount available for advance ticket purchases

By The Staff

The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual Candlelight Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown will give visitors an opportunity to visit eight of Nelson County’s private historic homes, many built in the early 1800s, being shown off with striking displays of holiday decorations.

Several newly constructed homes also are on the tour, as will everyone’s holiday favorite: Federal Hill, the Georgian-style mansion at My Old Kentucky Home State Park made famous by Stephen Foster.

Homes will be open 2-9 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 the day of the tour) and are available at the Welcome Center, One Court Square (the Old Courthouse) in Bardstown.

Proceeds from the tour will fund scholarships for area students to attend the 2010 Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Funds also will help in producing the Stephen Foster Music Club’s free Summer Band Concert Series.

For more information, call 502-348-4877 or toll-free 1-800-638-4877.