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Ward Hall

1782 Frankfort Rd, Georgetown, KY 40325
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Franklin, Kentucky
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246 reviews 246 reviews
92 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was just by chance that I came across Ward Hall, and for someone that likes historic landmarks, it was like hitting the lottery. Two steps into the home and I became speechless. It was a WOW moment. Ward Hall is a Greek Revival antebellum plantation mansion located in Georgetown, Kentucky (less than an hour from Lexington). The 12,000-square-foot with... More

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Webb City
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place is amazing. Our tour was so personalized. You could feel his passion. It is not a museum. It is more like a recently opened time capsule. Fabulous!!! If you love historic places you will love it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was unaware of this place until I went there on a tour. I expected a dilapidated house from what I had read, but most of it was in really good shape. The tour was excellent and the house itself was beautiful. The guy who did our tour was also really good. Seeing the slave quarters was pretty eye-opening when... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went for the Christmas open house. The house was decorated beautifully and the volunteers really love the house. Unfortunately it laid in disrepair for so long it will take a fortune to bring it back to what it once was but worth a visit and every dollar helps.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

When visiting Georgetown KY, you should enquire whether Ward Hall is open. Fortunately, this past weekend we toured this magnificent old home. The local preservation league guide was very informative and gracious. Yes, the home needs work, but "her bones" are a fascinating looks back into KY history. This is a must see for anyone interested in southern history. We... More

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Key West
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't get your hopes up: this is no Mount Vernon or Monticello. The structure is in poor shape (a nearby Gothic barn has already collapsed), but local efforts are making some progress in preservation, if not restoration. Open for special occasions, the house is an authentic Southern mansion on a grand scale. If you have the chance to visit, take... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A great old Greek revival mansion of the old plantation days . One of the few still in existence and a true KY treasure.

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Lexington, KY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you visit historic Georgetown, Kentucky on a weekend take time to visit Ward Hall. Ward Hall is a wonderful Greek Revival Mansion just outside of downtown Georgetown. The people who volunteer as the tour guides are very knowledgeable of the area and the home. The tour includes all 3 floors of the property as well as the basement and... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful Greek Revival Mansion. It has many outstanding features, but the staircase is fabulous. Makes for a great day trip to Georgetown and then on to downtown.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

very nice tour of the historic home by volunteers , tour all three floors of the property and the basement, well worth the small admission fee

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