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Ashland Estate Admission Ticket
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-1842
+1 859-266-8581
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a learning experience that was historically very interesting. The partnership with Abraham Lincoln and the advocacies Lincoln and Clay shared was especially interesting.I believe this is a do not miss attraction.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lenjoyce1
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We purchased our tickets on line about a week before.$17 for an adult. You can also purchase then @ the door. They did have separate entrances if you pre paid. The parking lot is small. We had to park on the grass. You are greeted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phislamajama
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited last night for the Christmas open house. The mansion was beautifully decorated for Christmas with gorgeous trees in each room and floral displays on all the mantles. I enjoyed being able to explore the home at our own pace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LAShockey
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ashland is well worth the visit if you are into historical travel, antiques or art. The tour guide was well educated on Henry Clay and the history of the estate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PittAltoona
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

My son is going to be a history teacher and a tour of Ashland was part of his choices for his birthday. We all enjoyed it but him the most. I wish photos were allowed. I think they should at least include a free booklet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Penny J
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Henry Clay and his ability to create compromises probably delayed the onset of the American Civil War by twenty years and may have changed the eventual victor. His home was on this site, but other than the foundation, is not the home one tours today....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Droplet1927
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful tour. The home and grounds are in extraordinary condition. While the house was renovated a couple of times, the detail is incredible. The collection of his personal effects is overwhelming. I wish I had not done the last tour of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This was a must see when visiting the area. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable for all things Henry Clay. The house itself contains many neat things to see about Clay's life, his family, etc, and one can learn a lot about this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bam_and_maize
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Ashland with a guided tour. The property is beautiful. The house is beautiful and has many interesting pieces of art and furniture. The house itself was rebuilt and NOT the actual house where Henry Clay lived, but it contained many of his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jenniferktraveler
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The tour was most informative and the house was well worth seeing. I liked walking around the grounds as well. I was particularly taken by the walled garden and also by the round ice house that you can go down inside.

Date of experience: November 2017
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from DustyWhiskers | Reviewed this property |
No. They only allow pictures outside
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Cameron W | Property representative |
Hello! Patrick is correct that we are in a residential area, but we are very close to downtown and to some hotels further up Richmond Road heading out of town. The closest in that direction is the Double Tree Suites by... More
April 7, 2017|
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Response from jvej100 | Reviewed this property |
30 miles yet fun ride also mary todd lincolns home is very close fun day and one way home its 5 miles to mary todds place on way atually