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White Hall State Historic Site

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Address: 500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
Phone Number: 859-623-9178
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Trip with my daughters

I'm from Wisconsin and my first visit here was in 2003. I fell in love and have been there 3 times now. Beautiful property! Great place for family photos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Wisconsin and my first visit here was in 2003. I fell in love and have been there 3 times now. Beautiful property! Great place for family photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous home. Reasonable entry fees. The tour guide was knowledgable, however I do question what he referred to tatting as it was crochet. I did the same pattern as a young child. Lots of walking. Not for the elderly or this with difficulties moving from stair case to stair case.

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KDH, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Our guide Stephanie was absolutely fantastic. She knows so much about the Clay family and the home and the pieces inside. Our group asked a lot of questions and she was able to field all of them, cheerfully and knowledgeably. This tour was recommended by someone we ran in to at our hotel and I returned the favor by recommending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Historian Alert! The former home of Green Clay & Cassious M. Clay is quite a treat! This restored mansion has lots of original Clay pieces and a very knowledgeable guide. Not ADA friendly (lots of stairs) but they provide a Kindle so you can see the upper portions from a comfortable chair!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture with interesting story of house development and colorful history of the property owner. Kids found the house amazing on how toilets/ plumbing in the early years looked! The tour was a last minute decision but definitely worth a destination trip.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

If you love old homes and enjoy history then you will like this! This is about Cassius Clay and his life. Nice and informative tour guide. I wish the tour was longer. That is my only drawback. Seemed rushed. Go do this! Worth it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We were a few minutes late & they still let our group of 6 join the tour. Our guide was informative & made me want to know more about the Clay family.

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Huntington Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a beautiful home with some amazing features for the time, like closets and inside bathrooms. They have a lot of period pieces to really give you an idea of what it was like back in the 1860's. You learn a lot about the local history and the views are beautiful. One thing to be aware there are a... More 

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Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I recently visited White Hall. Even if you are not a "history freak" like me, I think you would still enjoy this tour, which is about 30 minutes long. Our guide was a lovely and knowledgeable woman who really brought the former owners of this home to life. What is unusual for a home built... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

White Hall has a ghost walk during October. Many of the rooms in the house have reenactors to talk about life during the early 1800s. Last year, I visited with my grandkids and they enacted a shooting on the back lawn. Cider and Cookies were offered after the tour, as part of the tour. It was fun.

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