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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
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Response from Cameron W | Property representative |
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
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 Hilton. Otherwise, we would suggest the Hilton or the Hyatt downtown which are both about 2-2.5 miles away. I wouldn't suggest walking, but that's just my personal preference. Hope this helps! Don't hesitate to contact us directly if we can be of further assistance. (859) 266-8581
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate