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White Hall State Historic Site

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Feel Like A Kentucky Governor

This place is so beautiful! I highly recommend going to this house because of the historic content... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2015
Lauren H
Maysville, Kentucky
Beautiful old Mannor

A beautiful and historic part of Kentucky culture. Unfortunately they seem to be closed a lot, but... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2015
David N
Berea, Kentucky
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White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln. The restored Italianate mansion was built in 1798 and...more
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500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
+1 859-623-9178
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All reviews cassius clay historical home ghost story every hour on the hour kentucky history small lake answered every question three floors history lovers interesting history tour guide was very knowledgeable special events great place to visit a lot of fun mansion whitehall tours
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

This place was so beautiful that it almost made me want to go back in time to live there. This is how I want my house to look. I hope that next time I am able to go when it is open so that I...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Guerds J
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Even though my group of friends and U were not able to have a tour because it was closed during our visit, the surrounding landscape and buildings were prestige. I have heard good things about how significant White Hall is to the community of Berea...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Osvaldo F
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This place is so beautiful! I highly recommend going to this house because of the historic content and beautiful scenery. The house itself was home to Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1799. It was remodeled in the 1860's and it still has the ice house, slave...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 12 June 2015

A beautiful and historic part of Kentucky culture. Unfortunately they seem to be closed a lot, but even when they are it is still possible to walk around the house and enjoy the estate

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank David N
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful historical site with a deep and amazing memory of the past. The castle is huge and amazing, it's shocking that it was built so long ago yet it still stands strong. I was more intrigued by the ancient kitchen and ice house. Till now,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Malika O
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is a beautiful home, and there is much to learn from the signs alone posted around the grounds. Cassius Clay was a very influential landowner in the areas of Richmond and Berea, and it was interesting learning about his home life and how he...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Gabriella B
Reviewed 22 April 2015

It has been awhile since we visited, but I wanted to make sure to let others know how much this house is worth for a visit. The history of the house and its occupants is a must see. A famously rich land owner, a Russian...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I have toured here four times total.I went twice at Christmas and it was absolutely beautiful.The decorations alone were awesome and the furnishings a must see for anyone who enjoys antiques. I saw a play performed there twice and enjoyed that very much. If you...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Shirley K
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I thought the price of admission was well worth it. There are many neat furnishings from the time period in this house, furniture artwork, etc. The stories the guides tell are also interesting apparently clay killed 2 men in his kitchen at age 80 because...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank thomasw3928
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Very nice place to visit. You can walk through the home, learn about the inhabitants, and enjoy the grounds. There are sometimes events held at the site, including Derby brunch.

Date of experience: September 2014
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29 September 2018|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember but I may have taken some interior photos.
29 September 2018|
Response from DM_1278 | Reviewed this property |
I did not go inside the home, but I would assume so. Photos are allowed all around the residence.
9 November 2015|
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Response from jbdtbd |
The room you remember is in the attic of the old section of the house. The ceiling is only 6 feet tall and used to be interpreted as " the nanny's room". It had children's furniture and dolls displayed. It is now used as the... More