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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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Charles W wrote a review Sep 16
Huntington Beach, California2,256 contributions360 helpful votes
This the historic home of Henry Clay. Our tour had only 4 people, so social distancing was no problem. The guide was very good.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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J4238KKnancya wrote a review Sep 13
Amarillo, United States3 contributions
This tour was so interesting. The home and grounds were beautiful and our tour guide shared so much history. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it for adults and older children.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Cameron W, Manager at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for visiting and for your glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Ashland!
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Brandon Gerding wrote a review Sep 4
Lima, Ohio953 contributions43 helpful votes
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I always wanted to visit ashland and finally got to and enjoyed myself. Was thrown back that it wasn't the original home which was disappointing,but on the same token it was great to see his son had it rebuilt exactly like it would of been. My favorite room by far was the library to look up at the ceiling and the carving of the snake coming down. This house is a very historical site from the importance of clays contribution to history, to his relative in fighting for women's right to vote to this sight being the precursor to UK. What a beautiful mansion and wonderful grounds. Was expensive but I don't mind helping to preserve our history but some others may not like paying the ticket price.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Woglinda wrote a review Aug 2020
Dallas11 contributions2 helpful votes
I am a history buff, so I was enthralled by the opportunity to visit this is estate, particularly in the summer of Covid. There are great artifacts and we had a wonderful guide.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Paul P wrote a review Aug 2020
Dallas, Texas412 contributions133 helpful votes
The home and grounds are beautiful, but the tour is all about Henry Clay and his family. The home here was built after Henry’s death so he was never in it. This house is built on the site of his home. As I said, the home is beautiful and our guide did a good job of explaining the successes and disappointments of Henry Clay. The last room was dedicated to Clay’s great granddaughter Madge and her role suffrage movement. There was also a good bit on how the family fell on both side during the Civil War. As an architecture geek I would have appreciated a bit more about the house, but I must say the Clays and descendants were fascinating.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing!
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