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Waveland State Historic Site

225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Waveland is such a historic gem. It looks like the family will return to their majestic home at any... read more

Reviewed today
Saint Louis, Missouri
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An Antebellum Wonder

If you are in the area make sure to take advantage of going to see Waveland. The many buildings on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“daniel boone” (3 reviews)
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225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Reviewed today via mobile

Waveland is such a historic gem. It looks like the family will return to their majestic home at any moment. Tables set, tea ready, and beds made. It truly feels like a walk through time with intact slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Tour...More

Thank IUMANGO212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area make sure to take advantage of going to see Waveland. The many buildings on site give you a real glimpse into what life was like. We were fortunate to be there the same weekend that there was an art...More

Thank 570maryellen
Reviewed 31 August 2017

An informative glimpse into Kentucky plantation life prior to the civil war. Our tour guide was new but she knew the history of the house and grounds, was very friendly and happy to answer questions. My grand-daughter asked her if it was haunted and she...More

Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to Lexington many times but have failed to visit Waveland until today. It's an hour tour of the mansion and slave quarters. It's $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. It's well worth the time to visit this historic plantation owned by...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were interested in seeing this beautiful home and it's buildings. I wanted to hear about its history. We did learn some things and we enjoyed seeing the property, particularly the slave quarters. But the tour guide was a little hard to follow. She told...More

Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Enjoyed going through the house but didn't get to see as much of it as we would have liked. The tour guide was not very informative. Actually had to ask a lot of questions about things to get any information at all.

Thank William O
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best teas we've attended! Food was perfect and tea was expertly served. Cathy was a very engaging and informative docent. Tea is served on most Tuesdays at 2:00 and occasionally in the evening. Check website for other events and times. Reservations are...More

Thank Gary & Becky M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This amazing historic home, named for the "waves of hemp and flax" that greeted visitors when they approached the mansion back in the early 1800's, is Lexington's most direct link to the Daniel Boone legacy. Like many early homes, the estate was a small industrial...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Tour guide in period dress added a lot. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. I read a review posted yesterday that said the lady wasn't allowed to take photographs in the house. I was very surprised because I took close to fifty photographs inside the home, with...More

Thank GenColema
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful place. We loved walking the grounds. The barn is spectacular! The disappointment was that you cannot photograph inside the house. I don't understand this at all. I don't mind paying for a tour but not one where I can't record what...More

Thank Penny J
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14 August 2015|
Response from rworden | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this was $10 per person. However, we took advantage of a 4 home tour package for only $20 per person which included Waveland, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Hunt Morgan House and Ashland home of Henry Clay... More