Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Garden

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Garden

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Ashland is the site of the early 19th-century plantation of American politician Henry Clay, located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The plantation was built around 1806 and covers more than 600 acres. As a large farmer, the plantation includes up to 60 African American slaves.

As you visit the 19th century mansion, an experienced trainer will introduce you to Clay’s life and legacy, which is filled with the relics of all five generations of the Clay family of Ashland. Enjoy 17 acres of land including historic buildings, gardens, trees and walks. The museum shop also offers a large number of books and gifts.

The garden is free. Guided tours from Tuesday to Saturday (March to December) from 10:00 to 4:00 and on Sundays (April to November) from 1:00 to 4:00. The cost is US $ 12 for adults and US $ 6 for students. AAA discount.

Don’t miss the Ginkgo Tree Cafe in the hotel! On this beautiful terrace, you can have lunch overlooking the manor.