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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate Tour
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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
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our hour-long tour of Ashland. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the history and stories interesting even for my youngest children (7 & 5). I knew a little about Henry Clay coming in, but learned a lot about his life and he...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We were enjoying some sunshine and we were chased away for allowing our children to play. While the grounds are beautiful the staff is rude!More

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Kate H, Manager at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for communicating your experience. The museum and outdoor exhibits are closed in January, yet, the grounds remain open to the public. Many people don't know that Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate is private property supported by individuals and businesses. We ask that visitors...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A little history detour from bourbon tasting paying off in spades. Wonderfully appointed historic mansion, though rebuilt by Clay's son on existing foundation. Tour guide Neil Mizer (sp?), a real student of history, was a delightful bonus.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I enjoyed a very educational, entertaining guided tour of the mansion on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The tour took about an hour. In addition, I devoted about two more hours to browsing the gift shop, exhibit room, and the outbuildings and grounds. My tour guide,...More

6  Thank James G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Henry Clay, not as well know as he should be. Very interesting person who ran for the presidency three times. The house and grounds are well cared for and give a great glance into how people lived many, many years ago. My only complaint -...More

Thank Darin L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

When visiting family, I always look for something new to do. Loved this place. Learned so much. Enjoyed the gift shop.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The grounds are amazing as well as the house. The garden is very beautiful to visit in the Spring and Summer. Henry Clay's home is must see!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Interesting tour, our guide was informative amusing and very knowledge. Loved the grounds we had a picnic lunch in the formal garden, it was a lovely quiet spot.

2  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We really liked the style of this historic home and the beautiful furnishings. While many are not authentic, the style is from that period of time. Our tour guide on Saturday afternoon (Oct 14) was great. Wish I could remember his name. It was a...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Restored home of an important US Senator from the 1800s. Nice tour and be sure to stroll the grounds

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Response from DustyWhiskers | Reviewed this property |
No. They only allow pictures outside
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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
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