White Hall State Historic Site, Richmond

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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. 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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  • Don’t miss out on this treasure! Beautiful grounds, beautiful home and so unexpected. This beautiful three story mansion is a do not miss if you are anywhere in the Richmond/Lexington Ky area. We... 
    Don’t miss out on this treasure! Beautiful grounds, beautiful home and so unexpected. This beautiful three story mansion is a do not miss if you are anywhere in the Richmond/Lexington Ky area. We...  more »
  • Beautiful home of the Clay Family. Our Docent, Stephanie was excellent. Learned so much about the members of the Clay Family. The grounds are beautiful as well. Very peaceful. Definitely worth... 
    Beautiful home of the Clay Family. Our Docent, Stephanie was excellent. Learned so much about the members of the Clay Family. The grounds are beautiful as well. Very peaceful. Definitely worth...  more »
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  • Great scenic park. You can take the kids or enjoy the changing weather traveling up the Kentucky River valley. On top of that, it's a photographer's playground.
  • Great piece of well preserved history ! Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. My tour guide, Danni, was very knowledgeable and passionate about the house and Clay family.

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