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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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Nearly an hour tour in the air conditioned building. Volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. The kids in our group maintained interest throughout.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nearly an hour tour in the air conditioned building. Volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. The kids in our group maintained interest throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the contents in the home. Even though several generations of the Clay family have lived there, they have done an excellent job recreating the rooms with original furniture. The docent does an excellent job with the history of the house and farm. It was a beautiful home to visit!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This mansion is a must-see if you are in the Lexington area. Be sure to set aside additional time to browse the grounds as there is plenty to see outside. Be warned: all photography is banned inside the home. Also, arrive at least ten minutes early and wait outside of the front doors once you have purchased your tickets since... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My children and I ventured throughout each historical part of the outdoor setting at the Henry Clay Estate. We were unable to do the entire visit due to the lack of funds and options for handicapped children. Regardless of the fact, it was an enjoyable visit that no one has yet forgot.

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

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

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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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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