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Address: 225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
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+1 859-272-3611
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Tea and tour

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Waveland enjoying their special evening tea. We had such a good time and it was the best Valentine's day ever! Costumed workers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
Wickedlovely27
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Waveland enjoying their special evening tea. We had such a good time and it was the best Valentine's day ever! Costumed workers served us tea and treats on fine china at special tables for two. It was delicious and filling. After the tea, we got to take a tour of the house... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Enjoyed the history of Waveland and the impact the Bryan family had on American and Kentucky history

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Thank Gregory T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Took the tour and was entertained the entire time. Our tour guide was not only period appropriate, but extremely knowledgable and made the whole experience fun. The home and artifacts were very well kept up. Great experience and an enjoyable way to learn the plantation and the South's history. We enjoyed the experience so much, when family came to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nicely preserved home and artifacts that are a great U.S. history lesson for adults and kids and the family story is an interesting tale. While the slave quarters were sobering, it is part of our history and worth seeing. Enjoyed the history lesson about early Americans and a early KY family.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 18 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 14 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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