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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the reconstructed 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens...more
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120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-1842
+1 859-266-8581
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a must see when visiting the area. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable for all things Henry Clay. The house itself contains many neat things to see about Clay's life, his family, etc, and one can learn a lot about this...More

Thank bam_and_maize
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visited Ashland with a guided tour. The property is beautiful. The house is beautiful and has many interesting pieces of art and furniture. The house itself was rebuilt and NOT the actual house where Henry Clay lived, but it contained many of his...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was most informative and the house was well worth seeing. I liked walking around the grounds as well. I was particularly taken by the walled garden and also by the round ice house that you can go down inside.

Thank Virginia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ashland is terrific we take dog sometimes and wife makes us all lunch even our doggie.. the tour of the estate is marvelous and full of knowledge. we have been 5 timee with friends from chicago

Thank jvej100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally set on 125 acres of hemp farm land, this Italianate version, built in 1856, by one of Henry's sons, sits on 17 acres today. It is a large mansion, with high ceilings and custom appointments, befitting a successful, Senator, lawyer, farmer and slave owner....More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the reason for visiting Lexington was to visit the Henry Clay estate. We both like history, were able to get tickets through Tripadvisor and it was easy to get to from our motel north of the city. We had an excellent guide who...More

Thank mjwbnw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remarkable house. The guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. House and grounds are worth a visit. Know lots more about the man Henry Clay one of the men who shaped this country.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely tour of this “period” estate. I learned so much about the man whose time in the Senate was so crucial to our country. This is a much better way to learn history. Exterior architecture, estate grounds and furnishings are ver impressive. If people knew...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour! Toured on a Sunday afternoon, hours 1-4pm. Tours cost $12, which consist of an indoor tour. Grounds is free to walk around! An incredible old home!

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We loved our tour. It was mid-afternoon, and we were the only 2 people on our tour. YAY!! We asked so many questions that I believe our tour lasted a few minutes longer than they planned. The guide was knowledgeable, and shared great stories of...More

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Jacob M
3 October 2018|
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Response from DustyWhiskers | Reviewed this property |
No. They only allow pictures outside
4 April 2018|
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Response from Cameron W | Property representative |
Hello! Patrick is correct that we are in a residential area, but we are very close to downtown and to some hotels further up Richmond Road heading out of town. The closest in that direction is the Double Tree Suites by... More
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Response from jvej100 | Reviewed this property |
30 miles yet fun ride also mary todd lincolns home is very close fun day and one way home its 5 miles to mary todds place on way atually