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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-266-8581
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Fascinating man, interesting house

This is a great way to get re-acquainted with Henry Clay (or acquainted with him if you never ran... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Interesting History Lesson

We took a guided tour of the estate. The tour of the house, about an hour long, was very... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Miami, Florida
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The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the reconstructed 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens. **PLEASE NOTE: The house is closed seasonally in January and February. We will open on our normal hours on March 1, 2016**
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120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-266-8581
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a great way to get re-acquainted with Henry Clay (or acquainted with him if you never ran into him in history class). We had a great docent for the guided tour and a fantastic time. The house was built by Clay's son, who...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We took a guided tour of the estate. The tour of the house, about an hour long, was very interesting and worthwhile. We left with a greater appreciation and knowledge of this important American Statesman. We were impressed by our young guide. Her knowledge of...More

Thank joeyknows
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Ashland is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful home, built and then rebuilt in the 1800's, very expansive , that had been rebuilt due to damage and made into a then contemporary Italianate mansion. The mansion is really very large and impressive, the...More

Thank ILuvEngland
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. Beautiful and well-kept estate. Very informative about the statesman Henry Clay.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went here on our tour of Lexington, which was a scavenger hunt provided by the City of Lexington visitors center. On this particular stop, we were able to tour the grounds and the gardens. I could only think while I was walking that Henry...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The docent's at the home are very proud of the former owner and his accomplishments. No photos allowed inside and no postcards or similar being sold (silly... they would sell a bunch!.) The architecture and history is interesting, and includes some excellent moulding details.

Thank BeachyBride2010
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nestled in a beautiful residential area is Ashland, the estate of famed US statesman, Henry Clay. The home and grounds are well maintained and the hour long tour of the house is very well done with history and renovation. The grounds of the home boast...More

Thank Passion4History
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We only toured the grounds, not having enough time between appointments for the house tour. But what we saw was a very interesting slice of American history. The house and grounds look extremely well kept. Next trip to Lexington, we plan to stop and tour...More

Thank Ruffian72
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This place is a very well maintained slice of history. Beautiful grounds and garden. Nice place to read a book while enjoying the sounds of nature. Or bring the dog and take a walk through the grounds.

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Beautiful house and very informative tour. The grounds are beautiful as well. A great place to visit in spring or fall.

Thank Rosi F
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
They are about 10 miles apart. In between the two is the Mary Todd Lincoln House in downtown Lexington, which might be a nice stop on the way.
Judy C
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
10 to 12 dollars
18 April 2016|
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Response from Christian U | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It is a popular place to stroll and or have a picnic in the park.