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Rosine, Kentucky: Bill Monroe Birthplace

1911 birthplace of the Father of Bluegrass Music. According to a sign out front, this frame house "has been called the most musical home in America."

6210 US-62 East, Rosine, KY
From Rosine drive west two miles on US-62. Turn left at the wooden Monroe Homeplace sign, cross the train tracks, and follow the gravel road a half-mile to the house.
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Bill Monroe Birthplace.

Bill Monroe Birthplace

Guided tours of this house are available from time to time. The feature is the new house was built around the existing fireplace from the old house, and the 10 doors and 17 windows which is a lot for a home that size.

The Jerusalem Ridge arena is right behind the house and hosts an annual event.

Free Admission but donation suggested.

[Clark W, 05/13/2023]

Bill Monroe Birthplace.

Bill Monroe Birthplace

Birthplace of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. Didn't tour, only drove past.

[Brenda Arnold, 04/27/2019]

According to the sign out front, the Monroe Homeplace "has been called the most musical home in America." Bill was born in 1911 in a log cabin that burned down; this frame house was built on its foundation.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bill Monroe MuseumBill Monroe Museum, Rosine, KY - 1 mi.
Grave of the Father of BluegrassGrave of the Father of Bluegrass, Rosine, KY - 2 mi.
Fort Hartford ReplicaFort Hartford Replica, Hartford, KY - 6 mi.
In the region:
Itty-Bitty River Ferry, Mammoth Cave, KY - 40 mi.

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