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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  • While traveling along I-75 we saw this site in our AAA Tour Book. We has Jeffery as our guide and he was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful tour and was not stumped by any of our questions. As...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit whether one is local to the Lexington and Richmond area or a visitor to Kentucky. One gets to learn about Kentucky history. The tour is an hour inside the house. Our tour guid...  more »
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  • 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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