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White Hall State Historic Site

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Address: 500 White Hall Shrine Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
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+1 859-623-9178

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Great piece of history

I went with the grand kids for their Ghost walk. It was fun but hard for me to hear. My grand daughter and I went back another day. WE had a great one on one tour from one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
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Crescent City, CA
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Crescent City, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I went with the grand kids for their Ghost walk. It was fun but hard for me to hear. My grand daughter and I went back another day. WE had a great one on one tour from one of the previous visit's "ghosts." Very interesting architecture and History. Anyone visiting the area should really give White Hall a visit. Too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited White Hall for the Victorian Christmas tour. Really nice decorations, but I didn't like that it is a self guided tour. I'm sure there was a lot of history we missed out on because there were no tour guides. I was also very disappointed to find that pictures are not allowed inside. Nonetheless, it was beautiful and I still... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We've been here twice and both times the house, itself, was closed. However, you can walk the beautiful gardens and grounds and see the different out-building while marveling at the architecture.We stood in the window-wells and took pictures of ourselves to show how tall the windows of the house are. Pretty cool.

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South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I chose this activity because we always seek out castles, plantations and other historical buildings. I really didn't know what to expect. Boy was I surprised! I believe they said this house is ten thousand square feet. You can see the original home, and then the addition that was quite creatively handled. I didn't anticipate the history at all. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 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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Ararat, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Bowling Green
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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