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White Hall State Historic Site

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Worthwhile if you are on the area.

It is interesting, but don't go out of the way to see it. If you are in the area, do stop and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
Informative and gorgeous.

This is a huge beautiful old mansion on the outskirts of Richmond. Our docent has a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisville, KY
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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
+1 859-623-9178
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Vatraveler60
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

Thank kritnae
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.

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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.

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

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.

1  Thank MaryGregg
Reviewed October 15, 2017

This home has been beautifully restored. Our guide, Jeffrey, was extremely well-versed in the history of the home and the family and authoritatively answered every question that was asked. A must-stop for anyone with an interest in Kentucky and U.S. history.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

My daughter, granddaughter and I visited here yesterday on a beautiful fall day. The grounds are lovely and the old house beautiful . We had a very knowledgeable guide who gave us a one hour tour of the house. This house that Cassius Marcella Clay’s...More

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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