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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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More to offer than you would expect

White Hall offers a great historic experience combined with a beautiful small lake, playground and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
steve p
Great historical place to visit

My friend and I visited White Hall on a Friday afternoon and were very pleased. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah S
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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 1 week ago

White Hall offers a great historic experience combined with a beautiful small lake, playground and bike riding, walking and running trail that covers a lot of the scenic grounds of the site. Just a few miles off of I-75 and the lake has a small...More

Thank steve p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited White Hall on a Friday afternoon and were very pleased. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and his passion for the building was evident. I will visit again, hopefully for one of their special events.

Thank Sarah S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting White Hall State Historic Site! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again and we thank you for taking the time to review our site.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

Thank DarethaH
Management response:Responded 30 May 2017

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

Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 2 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 30 May 2017

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 10 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 4 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 30 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
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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