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Waveland State Historic Site

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Wonderful place to visit.

Waveland is a beautiful historic site with lovely gardens and extended grounds for walking in... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2014
Viki C
Lexington, Kentucky
nice bit of kentucky history!

Went in the summer on our weekly mother son trips we called "Touring Tuesdays" This tuesday we went... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2014
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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 29 May 2014

Waveland is a beautiful historic site with lovely gardens and extended grounds for walking in . Playground for children is a nice plus. Great place for photography and is a favorite with local photographers.

2  Thank Viki C
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Went in the summer on our weekly mother son trips we called "Touring Tuesdays" This tuesday we went here. The tour was well led and very informative. There is small charge for the tour. The grounds were so pretty. Pack a picnic and enjoy your...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Waveland is great. It's not just a museum you can just go there anytime you want and walk around and let the kids play. The grounds are very pretty and it's just a nice place to go on a sunny afternoon. It's a very old...More

2  Thank sarg1968
Reviewed 7 November 2013

My grandmother was born a Bryan. It was her great-grandfather Joseph Bryan who lived in the plantation. My grandmother Bryan, my mother, my brother and I visited Waveland in 1993. My family has many stories to tell about the life and adventures of the Bryan...More

2  Thank Karie E
Reviewed 21 May 2013

After driving almost an hour across town we finally arrived at Waveland. When we arrived we went to the "cabin" as the sign instructed to take a tour of the house. The sign said "tours on the hour". We arrived at 12:55 so thought we...More

3  Thank BL571953
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The tour guide was most informative about the Bryan family who lived there. It was interesting to see how the antebellum families lived, their luxuries (carpet, sugar). I was surprised that a house of that size only had five rooms to visit and as it...More

5  Thank Cricketkitty
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Very cool, if you love history - or even just nature, or even if you don't, enjoy an hour at Waveland. Beautiful old home, great tour guide and amazing place all around.

3  Thank brandib22
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Oh my gosh where to start!?! I took 2 homeschooled girls to take the tour and how amazing. The guide was very informative and friendly. You were able to get a feel for the way life had been in this home. We had several questions...More

3  Thank SRosieA
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Waveland is an estate that was built in the mid-1800s. The home, slave quarters and a few smaller out buildings are all that are left of the original estate. The guide was very knowledgeable of the family and estate, making the tour very interesting and...More

1  Thank captkirk155
Reviewed 9 July 2012

What a wonderful experience we had touring Waveland. Our guide, Michelle with assistant, her 14 year old son, taught us so much about the mansion, the grounds, the period in Kentucky history. And they really made the history come to life.

1  Thank Sue M
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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