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Review of Ward Hall

Ward Hall
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Georgetown
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

very nice tour of the historic home by volunteers , tour all three floors of the property and the basement, well worth the small admission fee

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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Ward Hall is a magnificent Greek Revival Mansion nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass, near Georgetown, Ky. Tours are available the first weekend of every month May through November and Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, the Fourth of July, and several weekends prior to Christmas including candlelight tours.

The docents are extremely knowledgeable of the building and can keep a raging teen interested for an hour. Tours are leisurely and at your own pace. Their are stairs to climb, but no elevator. Just a tour of the main floor (though you have to climb the outside steps) is worth it. There is a $5 admission which goes to the preservation and upkeep of the place.

The house features many unique architectural details from the cast iron Corinthian capitals on the columns, the Nautilus stairwell and the lead resevoir on the roof for hot water to the herring bone patterned brick floors in the basement "servants" quarters.

The private foundation preserving this mansion has gone to great lengths to furnish it with authentic period pieces, though few if any pieces original to the house exist.

Go to their website (which doesn't offer a lot of information other than contact and tour dates) to arrange a private or school tour. For anyone remotely interested in fine southern architecture, this place is well worth spending a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Living in a culture bent on destroying its history, it is fantastic that some forward-thinking folks got together to preseve Ward Hall before it was torn down and absorbed by the cancerous plastic subdivisions surrounding it.

4  Thank ranger505
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Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

I visited this home about 5 years ago. Then, it was very new in the process of restoration. Today, my family and I went back and I can see a lot of time and work has been put into this project to keep this monument alive. They are still in the early phases of restoration and I look forward to going back in a few years to see the changes.

Thank ahcanupp
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

But that's a good thing. Exquisite Greek Revival mansion with its original plaster-work, woodwork, you name it. You'll need to check when it's open for touring, but it's well worth it. The decor is not as flashy as Federal Hill in Bardstown or Locust Grove in Louisville, both earlier buildings, but the local preservation group is working hard to match the decor to the wonderful "bones" of the place.

Thank Icemachine
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

If you like old classical plantation houses this will be one of your best tours. You may have to call the number on the sign in the driveway to set up an appointment, but trust me its worth it. We called the guy and he came out that evening to let us tour the plus, and he let us take as many pictures, ask as many questions, and take as long as we wanted to go through the entire house. every room every door the entire house. He was very knowledgeable and insightful and i expect that the place will only get better. they have many plans of restoring the old house to its former glory, but it takes alot of time and money. Well worth five bucks, i felt like i cheated the man for that low, so we gave him a tip. you can take small children, i took my 2 1/2 year old, but you must be very careful because there are a whole lot of things that could be easily broken and are easily within reach. more for probably 5 years and up.

Thank shane b
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