White Hall State Historic Site, Richmond

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Clay’s daughter, Laura Clay, lived at White Hall and was politically active for women’s suffrage and state’s rights. In 1920 she became the first woman nominated for President of the United States by a major political party. 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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  • What a wonderful tour. Our docent Stephanie did a fantastic job of telling the history of this home and it's owners. Definitely worth a stop. It has been redone beautifully and it's history told by...  more »
  • This was a really neat home with phenomenal stories about how the family shaped Kentucky and America at large. Parking is free, prices are reasonable, and it is well worth going. The docent was...  more »
  • You can let your imagination run wild in this historical tour! Such an amazing place full of history & beautiful historical pieces!!
  • My family had a reunion and enjoyed it very much they did not charge us for having it there and they have fishing and paths to walk on you can take tours through the Mansion it's beautiful!

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