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White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
+1 859-623-9178
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Great history lesson

The tour guide had tremendous historical knowledge and a real love for the place. Defiinitely worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Beautiful home and fascinating history

White Hall was the home of the Clay family. The son, Cassius Clay, was an emancipator in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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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 remodeled in the 1860s. General Green Clay built the original brick Georgian-style home called Clermont. Cassius M. Clay inherited the house upon his father’s passing. He and his wife Mary Jane Warfield Clay built the new addition that more than doubled the size of the house and added such modern amenities as indoor plumbing and central heating.
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500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475-9159
+1 859-623-9178
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide had tremendous historical knowledge and a real love for the place. Defiinitely worth the small fee.

Thank DarethaH
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour of White Hall State Historic Site! We hope you come back and visit us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

White Hall was the home of the Clay family. The son, Cassius Clay, was an emancipator in the 1840's, which made him very unpopular. Muhammad Ali's (aka Cassius Clay) grandfather was a friend of Mr Clay's and that is who Muhammad was named after. The...More

Thank Ann093013
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you that you have enjoyed White Hall State Historic Site. We are a little biased, but we agree that our history is pretty fascinating. Cassius is not very well known by most people, but he was certainly influential in his time. We...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was the home of Green Clay and son, Cassius Clay, about whom I knew very little before visiting White Hall. There is a small visitor center and gift shop where you pay and then walk a short distance to the home. Our tour guide...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to White Hall State Historic Site. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 11 December 2016

I went with the grand kids for their Ghost walk. It was fun but hard for me to hear. My grand daughter and I went back another day. WE had a great one on one tour from one of the previous visit's "ghosts." Very interesting...More

Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Visited White Hall for the Victorian Christmas tour. Really nice decorations, but I didn't like that it is a self guided tour. I'm sure there was a lot of history we missed out on because there were no tour guides. I was also very disappointed...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We've been here twice and both times the house, itself, was closed. However, you can walk the beautiful gardens and grounds and see the different out-building while marveling at the architecture.We stood in the window-wells and took pictures of ourselves to show how tall the...More

Thank jannfri
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I chose this activity because we always seek out castles, plantations and other historical buildings. I really didn't know what to expect. Boy was I surprised! I believe they said this house is ten thousand square feet. You can see the original home, and then...More

Thank Jesus_Love_Me2
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I'm from Wisconsin and my first visit here was in 2003. I fell in love and have been there 3 times now. Beautiful property! Great place for family photos.

Thank Lena-Sara H
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous home. Reasonable entry fees. The tour guide was knowledgable, however I do question what he referred to tatting as it was crochet. I did the same pattern as a young child. Lots of walking. Not for the elderly or this with...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our guide Stephanie was absolutely fantastic. She knows so much about the Clay family and the home and the pieces inside. Our group asked a lot of questions and she was able to field all of them, cheerfully and knowledgeably. This tour was recommended by...More

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Is there a little door for a bedroom made just for a little girl? I remember years ago on a field trip in grade school. That part amazed me and i never forgot it! If so could you please show me the picturevor video or tge website about it please....Thank You!!!!!
10 November 2015|
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Is there a little door to go in a girl's bedroom at the White Hall in Richmond Kentucky? When i was yoynger in grade school i had a field trip there and i remember part of White Hall because it was amazing to me and i never... More