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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

#11 of 120 things to do in Lexington Features Animals
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-266-8581
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Ashland - Henry Clay Estate

A beautiful historical tribute to a great statesman. The outdoor cafe was very good. Atmosphere... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2015
Gayle G
Lafayette, Louisiana
via mobile
Loads of History

An impressive site. This would be worth the visit even if it were not Henry Clay's estate. A... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2015
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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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120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-266-8581
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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful historical tribute to a great statesman. The outdoor cafe was very good. Atmosphere on the outdoor sector was very relaxed as well as interesting. Many items of historical value are present for viewing..the formal garden was well kept. The gift shop was interesting.

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed September 7, 2015

An impressive site. This would be worth the visit even if it were not Henry Clay's estate. A must-see in Lexington. Lots of parking and nice grounds to stroll.

Thank Munrovius
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful estate near downtown. Excellent tour with very knowledgeable staff. Some of the period furniture actually belonged to Clay.

Thank Mary575
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a beautiful, historic home with lovely green gardens and grounds to walk. To see the home and it's gorgeous historic rooms you will need to purchase a ticket since it's only an option as part of a structured tour. The home is tucked...More

Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Loved looking around the grounds with root cellar, ice storage cellars, privies, formal gardens, etc. We went on Sunday morning because Trip Advisor said it opened at 10, but the home actually opens at 1:00 on Sunday. It was fine, but just to let you...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just kidding. Actually his place is very close to my house and it is almost like the 2nd home to me and other people who live in the area. The grounds take up a whole block. There are nice lawns with very large old trees,...More

1  Thank lovetogo2662
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great antebellum estate with spiral stair cases, lofty ceilings and beautifully groomed grounds. Visit the home of the great compromiser.

1  Thank 956garryg
Reviewed August 16, 2015

A beautiful, historic home that is a good place to learn about our nation's rich history and Henry Clay's contribution to it.

Thank GlobeTrottingMommy
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice property. It was a little disappointing to find out this is not the original home but it still is very impressive!

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very well-tended historic home that has been nicely restored and kept. Lots of information and lovely grounds. It is a very nice place to visit and enjoy a piece of history

Thank magsdj
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How far is The Henry Clay estate from Kentucky Horse Park? We are camping there in two weeks and trying to find tiurs, and other historical places to see
April 7, 2017|
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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.
Judy C
How much does it cost to take the tour?
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
10 to 12 dollars
Can we come and walk the grounds even if it is closed?
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Christian U | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It is a popular place to stroll and or have a picnic in the park.