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White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
859-623-9178
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Near Fort Boonesborough is another historic treasure, the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay: emancipationist, newspaper publisher, Minister to Russia... more »
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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had chosen White Hall for Smithsonian Museum Day and it was a great choice. The home is a little off the beaten path but once you arrive you will realize that it is really something special. The grounds are trimmed to perfection, there was going to be a wedding that afternoon so it was also fun just watching them... More

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had not planned to tour this home but are so glad we did. We were in Barea on the way back to Cincinnati. Our tour guide was an expert on the family and the home having authored a book about both. The home is massive and was full of original items belonging to the Clay family. There was an... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Went to an evening ghost walk and tour. Curator gave tour and very interesting. Didn't see any ghost but heard stories of sights and sounds of them. Interesting house of Cassius Clay Ambassador to Russia during Lincoln's era. Seniors be careful lots of steep stairs. Also have gift shop. Next door to a county park and lake.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have taken visitors friends and relatives to Whitehall several times in the past. The tour we experience the second of July was the best. We were lucky to have the curator herself lead us through the house because she was extremely well informed. She answered every question we had and untangled some legends that have been woven through the... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our guide knew the history that is a fact and we loved the way he brought the history. The White hall is something you have to see it's a part of the history of Richmond ! do not miss it !

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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Met another couple to do a tour of this restored property. Obviously much effort and expense went into the restoration, which was handled by a former governors wife. Our guide was very knowledgeable and good about pointing out what was original to the house and what was period. Tour took about 1.5 hours and does involve a number of stairs.... More

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Independence, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared great stories from the home and family that lived there. The house is beautiful and so are the grounds!!!!! We will be back and cant wait for the Ghost stories and scandals this summer and the Christmas special this holiday season!!!

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Even though my wife and I have been to the Lexington area many times to visit the Kentucky Horse Park, we never took a short trip to visit White Hall, which is just north of Richmond, Ky. Part of that was due to the fact that I had not bothered to check the actual distance, and thought it was around... More

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Burlington, Kentucky
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52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a interesting home adding insight into the past in Kentucky. As a life long resident of Kentucky I was pleasantly surprised at the revelations at Whitehall. Central Heating Indoor plumbing and a true humanitarian in the owner Abolitionist Cassius Clay. Not the boxer put possibly the reason for the boxers name. This was a truly interesting gentleman from... More

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Richmond, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Most tours are to very small groups and the guides are well informed and very personable. Over the Halloween season and Christmas there are special tours and entertainment. About a one-minute drive past the house is a picnic area/playground/small lake. We have done the tour several times and have enjoyed it each time

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