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Waveland State Historic Site

225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland

Well...I am so torn as to how to rate this. The historic site is fabulous, close to Lexington, and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Such history unknown to me

My husband and I were treated to a 1.5 hour tour of this mid-1800's fine home. with many... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Edgewood, United States
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514-1618
+1 859-272-3611
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Well...I am so torn as to how to rate this. The historic site is fabulous, close to Lexington, and very well taken care of. All the employees seem really dedicated. I would love to visit another time when not attending the Christmas Carol to really...More

Thank horseshowmom
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I were treated to a 1.5 hour tour of this mid-1800's fine home. with many interesting historical stories and artifacts that have been donated to the site. Best-preserved slave quarters in the state. A treasure I did not know was in the...More

Thank lisamZ3845TH
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Needed to kill a few hours so we stopped by. Really enjoyed it. Good deal for the money. Workers were very friendly.

Thank kathymW3214DH
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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 13 September 2017

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 30 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 1 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 27 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
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27 October 2017|
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Response from 570maryellen | Reviewed this property |
There is free , ample parking Enjoy!
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