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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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Address: 120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
Phone Number: +1 859-266-8581
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Description: The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate...
The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the reconstructed 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens.
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MAKE TIME TO GO BACK IN TIME

Go back in time at the perfectly preserved historic estate of Henry Clay. It is a tree- lined tour of the grounds with scenic beauty that is unparalleled in the estates of today... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go back in time at the perfectly preserved historic estate of Henry Clay. It is a tree- lined tour of the grounds with scenic beauty that is unparalleled in the estates of today. No big- eared mouse, no roller coasters, no bungee jumping, but the simple beauty has a charm that your family needs to experience. Your children deserve to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very informative great tour. When back in Lexington area will return to Ashland house. Learned a lot about Henry Clay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was with a group of 5 other people. The home had a lot of interesting artifacts, including a book signed by Clay to Abraham Lincoln and a cup that George Washington used. The tour guide was a little monotonous, but he was extremely informative. I couldn't believe all of the facts and dates he had memorized. There wasn't one... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautifully furnished with family heirlooms and unique Kentucky history. Always on our list for out of town visitors.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really a nice tour, at a reasonable rate ($9. if you're a AAA member!). Lovely grounds, knowledgable tour guide, and one of the best little gift stores (offering a range of items at very reasonable prices). This was the perfect sight seeing trip for a couple of conference goers who had a few hours to spare. The quick trip by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Abraham Lincoln has always been my idol, and so I have always admired his idol, Henry Clay. Finally got a chance to tour Lexington and it's Clay sites - his tomb in Lexington Cemetety, and his mansion, Ashland. While the house itself was rebuilt by his son 4 years after Clay died, it mirrors the floor plan that he knew,... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Beautiful vintage home and furnishings. Tour was very informative. So glad homes such as this have been preserved for future generations to enjoy!

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Knew very little about Henry Clay before visiting this beautifully restored estate, Our guide was extremely interesting and we all came away realizing what an extraodinary man he was.

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Overland Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband is a history buff; I love antique furniture; we both love historic architecture so this site had it all!!! Beautiful and rich in history! So glad we decided to add this stop to our list of sites to see!!!

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This wonderful piece of history located at the edge of the downtown, The house tour is very informative and the guides are knowledgeable. There are a lot of original items in the house. The out buildings and the gardens are another treat especially if the flowers are blooming. This is a great companion tour to the Mary Todd Lincoln house... More 

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Additional Information about Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

Address: 120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
Phone Number: +1 859-266-8581
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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