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Waveland State Historic Site

225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Great family day. Interesting.

Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Kids enjoyed more that we thought they would... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2015
Stampdad1
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Lexington, KY
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Step back in time

Another great museum tour but in the home where it happened. Learn more about hemp production and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
rworden
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you can tour the mansion or "big house," see quarters where slaves lived, visit a smokehouse and other elements of daily life in the Old South.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“slave quarters” (16 reviews)
“daniel boone” (3 reviews)
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225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Kids enjoyed more that we thought they would. Some repairs obviously needed to this great old property.

Thank Stampdad1
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Another great museum tour but in the home where it happened. Learn more about hemp production and see lovely furniture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and could answer any question which was asked. My wife and I loved it and may go back again.

1  Thank rworden
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had a very nice tour of the house and a walk around the grounds. It is well worth your time. The home has been nicely restored with period furniture and decorations. The tour guide did a great job. The Derby breakfast sounded interesting, but...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2015

Enjoyed Derby Breakfast inside the Historic Waveland home. Received a large Derby Breakfast along with guided tour of the home and the grounds. Limited number for breakfast to 40. The food was very good. Plans are for 2 possible events buffet and another Derby Breakfast...More

2  Thank KentuckyWanders
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

When took a field trip in elementary school to Waveland as part of history. I still remember the trip some 40 years later. Wonderful home that I have since revisited as an adult when I return to Lexington.

Thank Terri L
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

My brother and I arrived on a Monday, we did not realize that Waveland was closed on that day, but Ron Bryant the Director of Waveland was there and to our amazement, he offer to give us a private tour of the Mansion. Ron had...More

2  Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

It is a very popular spot for folks to go and take photos. I have never taken the tour. But I have heard that they are going to start offering Tours and Teas. I don't know all the details, they are just getting ready to...More

Thank brandanfun
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

A beautiful historic home and a great example of architecture of that time period. Something unexpected on the edge of the city.

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Thank TrishA4
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

This is the home of Daniel Boone's great nephew. It is not as grand as some of the homes we saw in the area, but this family was not about grandeur. It is worth the time to visit, but the tour guide we had was...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was one of the best tours I've been on. The tour guide, who also resides on the property we extremely knowledgeable. Loved the period dress.

Thank Robin G
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kaw54realestate
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Response from 570maryellen | Reviewed this property |
There is free , ample parking Enjoy!
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kartUSA
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Response from rworden | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this was $10 per person. However, we took advantage of a 4 home tour package for only $20 per person which included Waveland, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Hunt Morgan House and Ashland home of Henry Clay... More
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