Tours

Ashland has four tours that guests can enjoy: Signature Henry Clay Tour, Women’s Voices Tour, Art & Grounds Tour, and Traces: Slavery at Ashland. For more information about each tour and to purchase tickets, please click on the “Book Now” buttons below. Tickets are also sold in our Museum Store on a first come, first served basis.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour begins to allow adequate time to purchase tickets in person and check-in. This ensures that the tour starts on time and that guests don’t miss the beginning of the tour.

To take advantage of the full, “Ashland Experience” you’ll want to allow additional time to see the permanent Henry Clay exhibit room and to browse the Museum Store. Outdoor options are plentiful with a self-guided tour of the outbuildings, formal garden, and walking trails available. The grounds are free to visit year-round, but you can take our new Art & Grounds tour if you’d like a guided grounds experience. See below for more info!

Signature Henry Clay Tour

Traces: Slavery at Ashland

Women’s Voices Tour

Art & Grounds Tour

Interested in doing multiple tours? We’ve got options for that!

  • If you’d like to do two house tours (the Signature Tour and the Traces: Slavery at Ashland tour or Women’s Voices tour depending on daily offerings), the combination price is $25 per person.
  • If you’d like to do a house tour of your choice (either the Signature Tour, Traces: Slavery at Ashland tour, or Women’s Voices tour depending on daily offerings) and the Arts & Grounds tour, the combination price is $20 per person.

Hours of Operation

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays in December and March
The last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm.
January: Closed
February: Open by Appointment Only

Group Tours

Admission for groups of 10 or more is $12. Groups will be scheduled at a quarter past or half past the hour, depending on the number of guests in the group and the needs of the group. Groups may be divided to allow enough room for all to enjoy the tour. Each part of the group will start at the same time in different locations.

For large groups (more than 60) special arrangements in tour format may be considered to accommodate the group. Please call 859-266-8581 x 205 or email cwalpole@henryclay.org a minimum of 15 days in advance for scheduling large groups.

Different tour options for groups scheduling in advance include: Signature tours, the Women’s Voices tour, garden tours, and tree tours.
Ashland has a parking area for buses and welcomes bus tours.

Handicap Accessibility

In order to better serve our handicapped guests, Ashland is equipped with a handicap ramp located on the back side of the house. The first floor of the mansion is handicap accessible through the ramp, but please be advised that there are 26 stairs to the second floor. For those guests not wishing to go upstairs, we provide a book with pictures and descriptions of the upstairs exhibits. To use the handicap ramp, please inform a staff member and we will be delighted to assist you into the house. Thank you!

 

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