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Address: 225 Waveland Museum Ln, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
Phone Number: +1 859-272-3611
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Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you...

Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you can tour the mansion or "big house," see quarters where slaves lived, visit a smokehouse and other elements of daily life in the Old South.

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Lovely historic house

We took the tour through the house and it was lovely. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There is also a cute shop, from where you purchase tickets for the tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour through the house and it was lovely. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There is also a cute shop, from where you purchase tickets for the tour.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was a great experience full of history and very interesting! A must do!! Diffently takes you into the past

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Waveband, a test of early Kentucky that you will enjoy seeing and hearing the history of the home and estate. Bring a picnic and enjoy the setting and beauty.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited this amazing place in September of 2016 Fantastic tour with a depth of information that you rarely find. Interesting connection to the Daniel Boone family. I would highly recommend this!

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Mason,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always a beautiful grounds to enjoy, small cabin etc. During Christmas you can tour the beautifully decorated Southern style mansion.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you are a tourist then this should be a top priority, this is an under appreciated park that doesn't get as much attention as deserved.. Beautiful views and the house is just gorgeous and authentic to visit.. Highly recommend it!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Guides were friendly and answered questions cheerfully. The house was once part of a plantation and several outbuilding survive including the slave quarters. Apparently the slaves here were fairly well treated. However the guides glossed over the fact that being a slave was pretty awful even if you were relatively well treated. Worth seeing if you're... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Waveland was a plantation home and a horse farm with two race tracks. The tours are very good and gives you a good history of the house. The slave quarters are very different from others. Nice place to visit and get a history lesson.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We felt the mansion was nice. Tour lack information the guide did allot of talking but said very little. We have been on much better tours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This place is located about 30 minute drive from the center of downtown Lexington and is located next to the University of Kentucky's agricultural research on Rt. 27. It was once a plantation and now is registered as a historical of the State of Kentucky and is operated by the Kentucky Park System. A tour outside ground is free and... More 

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