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Waveland State Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An interesting house and associated buildings to visit

The main house and other buildings are really interesting to visit and what brings them to life is... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Robert H
Dronfield, United Kingdom
Beautiful, historic and kid friendly.

My children loved playing here and having a picnic. The tours are great. This is a beautiful place... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
Lexington, 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.
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225 Waveland Museum Ln, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

The main house and other buildings are really interesting to visit and what brings them to life is the guide who will spend as much time as needed to tell you about the house and the families who lived there. Internally the main house has...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

My children loved playing here and having a picnic. The tours are great. This is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon playing, walking and enjoying Lexington. It's easy to find and well maintained.

1  Thank ANHPhoto
Reviewed 27 October 2015

You'll be able to tour the main home, slave quarters, smokehouse, ice house and grounds on this tour. The stories and history to the place and family are very entertaining and it brings the past to life. it seemed like the place could use some...More

1  Thank ccchVincennes_IN
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love touring historic homes and this one doesnt fail to please. The tour was filled with tons of interesting history and the house was incredibly well maintained. Definately a must see in Lexington!

Thank Jeremiah H
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is near the top of my list of places to visit while in Lexington. Our hour tour was near two hours and not a minute of it wasted. Mr Walker (our guide) was a wealth of information. He mixed facts with enough storytelling o...More

Thank GJ H
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
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
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

Thank okiepoketoo
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
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.

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Response from 570maryellen | Reviewed this property |
There is free , ample parking Enjoy!
14 August 2015|
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