To visit Ashland is to take a trip back in time. The estate has been preserved for future generations as well as a tribute to a man that played an important role in the history of the U.S. Ashland is located at the edge of downtown Lexington close to other historic attractions.
All tours of the inside of the house are guided. Our tour guide was knowledgable and was able to answer all the questions we asked of her. As we made our way through the estate she pointed out many interesting features as well as historical items on display. My favorite was the dueling pistols used by Henry Clay on two occasions.
You explore the grounds and gardens on your own with the help of a brochure and placards placed at points of interest. The ice houses are an interesting feature as well as a display of the archeological dig of the old privy.
I recommend a visit to Ashland for anyone, especially for those interested in historic places and history.
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