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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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Beautiful buildings

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jannfri
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank Lena-Sara H
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5 of 5 stars 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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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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Thank lmkitties
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Bowling Green
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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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