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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-1842
+1 859-266-8581
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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. **PLEASE NOTE: The house is closed seasonally in January and February. We will open on our normal hours on March 1, 2016**
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-1842
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I grew up in the shadow of Ashland and attended nearby Henry Clay High School. The home has been exquisitely restored and the grounds and gardens are a treat. There are a number of events throughout the year to experience. I toured the estate when...More

Thank Daniel I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this house museum pre-dated my period of interest, it was still lovely to visit. It wasn't the best restoration I have seen and the docent was entirely too long winded. She actually started to bore us to death and talked too much about Henry...More

1  Thank vict0riangirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew who Henry Clay was, but I didn't know about his Kentucky connection or how many times he had run for president. This house is nicely preserved and is also a great history lesson about how things were in Lexington back in Clay's time....More

Thank TSP2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Henry Clay estate is a wonderful place that the whole family will enjoy. Jean was our tour guide and she did a great job explaining things and answering any questions that we had. The house is beautifully maintained and has so many authentic artifacts...More

Thank Tara P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henry Clay was so pivotal in our countries history that getting this tour makes a lasting impression. He assisted John Quincy Adams in getting the presidency, he made the Speaker of the House into the political position it is now, he was formative in creating...More

1  Thank walthorticulture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely preservation of Henry Clay's estate. We arrived in between tours and didn't have time to wait, but enjoyed the display in the hours and strolling the group. Great narrative signage and interesting artifacts. The gardens were beautifully in bloom and something...More

Thank sal1347
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find with free parking lot. They take Triple A discount. These are timed group tours. You cannot take photos of the two floors. Guide tells you about Clay, his relatives, the house and antiques. The time goes by quickly. Very informative. Nice little...More

Thank joyceTL4
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

It was a rainy day, so good day for inside tour. Enjoyed hearing about Henry Clay and touring the home.

Thank kinthe
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Reviewed May 10, 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

1  Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The tour guide at Ashland was experienced, articulate and a wealth of knowledge. Beautiful home and lovely story of a man and family who gave much to this nation.

Thank Kalvia96
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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
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
They are about 10 miles apart. In between the two is the Mary Todd Lincoln House in downtown Lexington, which might be a nice stop on the way.
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