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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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Best president who was never elected

Beautiful estate near downtown. Excellent tour with very knowledgeable staff. Some of the period furniture actually belonged to Clay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful estate near downtown. Excellent tour with very knowledgeable staff. Some of the period furniture actually belonged to Clay.

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Yucaipa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, historic home with lovely green gardens and grounds to walk. To see the home and it's gorgeous historic rooms you will need to purchase a ticket since it's only an option as part of a structured tour. The home is tucked away in a residential neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Loved looking around the grounds with root cellar, ice storage cellars, privies, formal gardens, etc. We went on Sunday morning because Trip Advisor said it opened at 10, but the home actually opens at 1:00 on Sunday. It was fine, but just to let you know. The home tour was very informative and we enjoyed the history lesson and the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just kidding. Actually his place is very close to my house and it is almost like the 2nd home to me and other people who live in the area. The grounds take up a whole block. There are nice lawns with very large old trees, walking paths, and a gorgeous walled garden which all makes for plenty of places to... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great antebellum estate with spiral stair cases, lofty ceilings and beautifully groomed grounds. Visit the home of the great compromiser.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A beautiful, historic home that is a good place to learn about our nation's rich history and Henry Clay's contribution to it.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice property. It was a little disappointing to find out this is not the original home but it still is very impressive!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very well-tended historic home that has been nicely restored and kept. Lots of information and lovely grounds. It is a very nice place to visit and enjoy a piece of history

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This home is my favorite of the many historic sights in Lexington. Restoration efforts and actual authentic family furnishings mark this venue at the top five I've visited anywhere and everywhere. Guide was extremely knowledgeable a very impressive feat considering that the Ashland mansion is cram packed with hundreds and hundreds of significant pieces...furniture, art, documents and personal belongings of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ashland is a well preserved piece of American history, giving an insight to the life and times of Henry Clay. Located in Lexington, Ky, this 19 room home was recreated on the footprint of the original house after it was lost to structural damage and decay. The existing home is a blend of the Paladian style with more Victorian updates... More 

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