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White Hall State Historic Site

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Step back in history

White Hall was the Kentucky home of Cassius Clay, 19th century emancipationist. mansion was... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Berea, Kentucky
Beautiful Historic Home

I stopped here recently with my wife and parents. We toured the grounds, and got to see a... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Winchester, Kentucky
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White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln. The restored Italianate mansion was built in 1798 and...more
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500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

White Hall was the Kentucky home of Cassius Clay, 19th century emancipationist. mansion was originally built by Clay’s father, Green Clay in 1798-99, and named Clermont. When Clay inherited the house in 1861, his wife, Mary Jane, decided to have the home remodeled in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I stopped here recently with my wife and parents. We toured the grounds, and got to see a beautiful piece of history from the Bluegrass region. In addition to the obvious attraction of the house, Whitehall offers a great fishing spot, and incredible walking/biking trails....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It is interesting, but don't go out of the way to see it. If you are in the area, do stop and visit it. You can do quite a few things there in one day.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a huge beautiful old mansion on the outskirts of Richmond. Our docent has a wealth of information to share with us. It certainly helps that our guide was very enthusiastic. Interestingly we learned more about Clay’s ambassadorship to Russia than his views as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We really enjoyed the tour, and our tour guide was great! The only complaint I had was that it was too short. We would have liked to spend more time hearing about the house, family, etc....it felt rushed. The guide had another group waiting when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This is the third time I have visited White Hall and as always I wasn’t disappointed. They have special events from time to time and we just went to the ghost story-tour in July. The tour guides are a lot of fun and are very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Well known throughout Kentucky this well preserved house and grounds is a good site to stop and visit if you're into local or regional history. Everyone is friendly and there are tours and a small gift shop.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Loved it!!!! Stephanie, our tour guide, was remarkable. She was informative, attentive and very smart. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarlaTreadway
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Very authentic historic site. We toured this site during the summer. It was air conditioned. Three floors in the house. If you are interested in Kentucky history, then you need to visit White Hall! A gift shop is on the grounds. All tours are scheduled...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rita B
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Jeffery was a very entertaining knowledgeable tour guide. He encouraged questions and had an obvious love of the house and its History. A well restored house. It is certainly worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember but I may have taken some interior photos.
September 28, 2018|
Response from DM_1278 | Reviewed this property |
I did not go inside the home, but I would assume so. Photos are allowed all around the residence.
November 9, 2015|
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Response from jbdtbd |
The room you remember is in the attic of the old section of the house. The ceiling is only 6 feet tall and used to be interpreted as " the nanny's room". It had children's furniture and dolls displayed. It is now used as the... More