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White Hall State Historic Site

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Address: 500 White Hall Shrine Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
Phone Number: 859-623-9178
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History at its best

Beautiful historical site with a deep and amazing memory of the past. The castle is huge and amazing, it's shocking that it was built so long ago yet it still stands strong. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful historical site with a deep and amazing memory of the past. The castle is huge and amazing, it's shocking that it was built so long ago yet it still stands strong. I was more intrigued by the ancient kitchen and ice house. Till now, I still wonder how it is that the buildings have made it this far yet... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful home, and there is much to learn from the signs alone posted around the grounds. Cassius Clay was a very influential landowner in the areas of Richmond and Berea, and it was interesting learning about his home life and how he continually influenced those areas. The tour times can become inconvenient, so it is important to... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It has been awhile since we visited, but I wanted to make sure to let others know how much this house is worth for a visit. The history of the house and its occupants is a must see. A famously rich land owner, a Russian diplomat in the time of Tsars, and an Emancipation Proclamation author. So interesting. These were... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have toured here four times total.I went twice at Christmas and it was absolutely beautiful.The decorations alone were awesome and the furnishings a must see for anyone who enjoys antiques. I saw a play performed there twice and enjoyed that very much. If you are in the area, i highly recommend you take the time to go.

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I thought the price of admission was well worth it. There are many neat furnishings from the time period in this house, furniture artwork, etc. The stories the guides tell are also interesting apparently clay killed 2 men in his kitchen at age 80 because they offended him. According to the guide pretty much bare handed. There were many more... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very nice place to visit. You can walk through the home, learn about the inhabitants, and enjoy the grounds. There are sometimes events held at the site, including Derby brunch.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took out of town friends for a tour. Everyone was very pleased with the docent's knowledge of the house, grounds and history. He was willing to answer questions and share some stories. It was great, we are going to the Christmas Open House to see it again, decorated for Christmas this time. Can't wait.

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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