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White Hall State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Richmond
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Owner description: 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 remodeled in the 1860s. General Green Clay built the original brick Georgian-style home called Clermont. Cassius M. Clay inherited the house upon his father’s passing. He and his wife Mary Jane Warfield Clay built the new addition that more than doubled the size of the house and added such modern amenities as indoor plumbing and central heating.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Most tours are to very small groups and the guides are well informed and very personable. Over the Halloween season and Christmas there are special tours and entertainment. About a one-minute drive past the house is a picnic area/playground/small lake. We have done the tour several times and have enjoyed it each time

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited White Hall State Historic and very interesting place, anyone never been there, I recommended at least once. The guide has very knowledge of history of this house and Kentucky.

Thank yummyRichmond_ky
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I love the White hall house! Beautifully restored large home with a fascinating history. Hour long tours given by guides in period costume. Special tours and events take place there several times a year, such as a Christmas open house and ghost story tours. I live nearby and always take out of town guests to visit this state historic site. A new county park is located right next door with a small, yet well stocked, fishing lake, walking and biking trails, a covered picnic shelter and restrooms. Very enjoyable place to spend an afternoon when the weather is nice.

Thank LWehrly
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Cassius Clay was quite a fellow and each time I go back it seems they have dug up some other piece of information on the home or Mr. Clay. The home itself has been wonderfully restored and seeing how the upper class lived in small town Kentucky leaves the imagination running.
Kids may not like it so much as it is pretty controlled at where you can go and they typically don't like looking at houses and furnishings anyway!
If you have an afternoon to yourself, go!

1  Thank jane f
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We love history so when I found this mansion after googling sites, we were happy to see it as it was only 12 minutes from the hotel we stayed at. once we got there within a few minutes into the tour we knew it was the right choice for us!! so informative and exciting. we recommend to anyone, history buff or not!

Thank Jessika N James P
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