A Fascinating Historic Place to Visit in Kentucky

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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

Henry Clay was one of the most influential figures in early American politics. A leading member of the Whig party, he served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and ran for president three times.

He also played a key role in the founding of the American Colonization Society, which helped to resettle thousands of free African Americans in Liberia.

Throughout his long career, Clay was a staunch advocate for national unity and the expansion of civil rights. In 1812, he bought a piece of land in Lexington, Kentucky, and built a beautiful estate that he would come to cherish.

Today, Ashland is open to the public, and visitors can explore Clay's historic home and learn more about his life and legacy.

But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s what a few recent visitors had to say about Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate:

Excellent tour, our guide has over 25 years experience. She was so knowledgeable about Henry clay and the estate. Excellent tour for anyone interested in KY and US history, or anyone wanting to learn more. Christy W
Ashland in Kentucky was a wonderful tour of a stunning old home. The tour guide was extremely informative and presented the story with great detail and wonderful narration. Ashland is elegant and has most of the original pieces of furniture and art. It is worth a visit to learn about this gracious and impactive family. brenda_sorrells
We took the interior tour of the house and walked around the grounds. The tour was excellent, and our guide was outstanding. A tremendous amount of history is woven into the tour. I left with a greater understanding of why he was The Great Compromiser. The furnishings are authentic, right down to the billiard balls in the game room. LoveToTraval

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