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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 16 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Richmond,ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited White Hall State Historic and very interesting place, anyone never been there, I recommended at least once. The guide has very knowledge of history of this house and Kentucky.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love the White hall house! Beautifully restored large home with a fascinating history. Hour long tours given by guides in period costume. Special tours and events take place there several times a year, such as a Christmas open house and ghost story tours. I live nearby and always take out of town guests to visit this state historic site.... More

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