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“A historic plantation worth visiting.”

Waveland State Historic Site
Ranked #45 of 135 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to Lexington many times but have failed to visit Waveland until today. It's an hour tour of the mansion and slave quarters. It's $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. It's well worth the time to visit this historic plantation owned by the Bryan family under 1894. The last descendant didn't handle his finances very well. Fortunately, the folks in the area came through to preserve it for us. Lucky us.

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"period dress"
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"tour guide"
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"daniel boone"
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"beautiful house and grounds"
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"living conditions"
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"plantation life"
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"beautiful historic home"
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"nice tour"
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"civil war"
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"house tour"
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"walk around"
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"gift shop"
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"mansion"
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were interested in seeing this beautiful home and it's buildings. I wanted to hear about its history. We did learn some things and we enjoyed seeing the property, particularly the slave quarters. But the tour guide was a little hard to follow. She told a lot of stories with a lot of dramatic pauses. She told stories that were hard to follow. I truly believe she knew a lot and loved her job but after an hour and a half I wanted to run out of the house screaming but I wasn't allowed because we had to stay with the group.

Thank AuntTra
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Enjoyed going through the house but didn't get to see as much of it as we would have liked. The tour guide was not very informative. Actually had to ask a lot of questions about things to get any information at all.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best teas we've attended! Food was perfect and tea was expertly served. Cathy was a very engaging and informative docent. Tea is served on most Tuesdays at 2:00 and occasionally in the evening. Check website for other events and times. Reservations are needed. Cost is $30 per person; well worth it! A wonderful afternoon!

Thank Gary & Becky M
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

This amazing historic home, named for the "waves of hemp and flax" that greeted visitors when they approached the mansion back in the early 1800's, is Lexington's most direct link to the Daniel Boone legacy. Like many early homes, the estate was a small industrial site with many different activities taking place. As such, Waveland offers a unique peak at Kentucky life as the frontier gave way to civilization. There are special events throughout the season and some of the exhibits are being updated and improved. The grounds are lovely to walk even when the mansion is not open.

Thank Daniel I
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