Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate–COVID-19 Response

At Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and guests is our highest priority. We are mindful of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive, therefore the Henry Clay Estate will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14th. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will re-open as determined by local conditions and recommendations as well as the availability of our volunteers and staff.

What Are We Doing?

When we do re-open, we will continue to take steps to safeguard our staff, volunteers, and guests. We have implemented extra precautionary measures to disinfect our spaces throughout the day. Public areas are already cleaned daily, but we are increasing the cleaning frequency of high-touch and high-traffic areas such as entry areas, door handles, handrails, faucets, portable electronics and phones in the mansion, cottage and public restrooms. We are providing additional hand sanitizers in strategic locations throughout the property. We encourage all staff, volunteers and guests to make use of these resources.

What Can You Do?

Although we would love to see you when we are open, if you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC. In the meantime, there are many ways you can help us weather this uncertain time:

1. Become a member or purchase a membership as a gift (
2. Purchase an e-gift card for future tours. Find that at the bottom of any page on our website
3. Create a Facebook Fundraiser (Henry Clay Memorial Foundation)
4. Share our posts with friends on Facebook
5. Book future events at Ashland
6. Purchase a professional photography pass

Other Recommendations

  • Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If the opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands.
  • No handshakes or hugs, please.


What Events have been Canceled or Postponed
At this time, we have canceled all events in May. We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and will announce any further program or prolonged operational changes through our regular channels, including our website and social media.Thank you for your understanding and support.
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