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White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
+1 859-623-9178
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Toured White Hall during the summer of 2016.

Very authentic historic site. We toured this site during the summer. It was air conditioned. Three... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Rita B
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Caneyville, Kentucky, United States
A hidden treasure

Jeffery was a very entertaining knowledgeable tour guide. He encouraged questions and had an... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
MaryGregg
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Trafalgar, Indiana
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White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln. The restored Italianate mansion was built in 1798 and remodeled in the 1860s. General Green Clay built the original brick Georgian-style home called Clermont. Cassius M. Clay inherited the house upon his father’s passing. He and his wife Mary Jane Warfield Clay built the new addition that more than doubled the size of the house and added such modern amenities as indoor plumbing and central heating.
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500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very authentic historic site. We toured this site during the summer. It was air conditioned. Three floors in the house. If you are interested in Kentucky history, then you need to visit White Hall! A gift shop is on the grounds. All tours are scheduled...More

Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Jeffery was a very entertaining knowledgeable tour guide. He encouraged questions and had an obvious love of the house and its History. A well restored house. It is certainly worth visiting.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This home has been beautifully restored. Our guide, Jeffrey, was extremely well-versed in the history of the home and the family and authoritatively answered every question that was asked. A must-stop for anyone with an interest in Kentucky and U.S. history.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter, granddaughter and I visited here yesterday on a beautiful fall day. The grounds are lovely and the old house beautiful . We had a very knowledgeable guide who gave us a one hour tour of the house. This house that Cassius Marcella Clay’s...More

Thank Auntiedd1003
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This beautiful home is one you don't want to miss. Stephanie, our guide, did a great job guiding us thru each room and providing us with a lot of history about the home and the family who built it. Unlike some tours you do get...More

Thank MJ S
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Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

Than you so much for taking the time to review White Hall. We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour through the home!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful historical home with an amazing story! One of my favorite places in Richmond. So many historical pieces inside. Cannot visit enough.

Thank Veronica B
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Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We are glad you enjoy visiting White Hall.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have been meaning to tour the White Hall for many years. Finally got the chance this afternoon and had an excellent experience! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and took us though a very interesting journey as we viewed each room and level of...More

Thank Brandon_Olive
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Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour of White Hall. Come back and see us!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This beautiful and historical mansion is easy to get to off I 75 exit 92. It is the former home of Cassius Marcellus Clay and many of the artifacts belonged to his family. They give tours of the mansion every hour on the hour from...More

Thank Jack S
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Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour off White Hall! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our historic site.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place was absolutely amazing. If you are a history buff, or simply just like huge old houses, you must visit White Hall.

Thank William O
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Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad you stopped in and enjoyed your time here!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

White Hall offers a great historic experience combined with a beautiful small lake, playground and bike riding, walking and running trail that covers a lot of the scenic grounds of the site. Just a few miles off of I-75 and the lake has a small...More

Thank steve p
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uzuzu
9 November 2015|
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The room you remember is in the attic of the old section of the house. The ceiling is only 6 feet tall and used to be interpreted as " the nanny's room". It had children's furniture and dolls displayed. It is now used as the... More
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