Directions and Accessibility

How To Get To Ashland

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate is easy to locate at 120 Sycamore Road at the corner of Sycamore and Richmond Roads in Lexington, Kentucky. Richmond Road is an extension of Main Street (US 25/KY 922). Ashland is approximately 1.5 miles southeast from downtown Lexington.


Ashland’s parking lot entrance is located on Fincastle Road. When using Ashland’s address in GPS, you will be directed to the front of the house, not the parking lot entrance.  There is a paved parking lot and an overflow grass-crete area. Disabled parking is available.


The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation is committed to providing superior customer service to all guests to Ashland. To arrange for assistance or if you have questions, email or speak with an Ashland staff member upon arrival.


The Ashland mansion’s accessible ramp is located on the back side of the house. The first floor of the mansion is accessible through the ramp, but there is no comparable access to the second floor.  To use the accessible ramp, please inform a staff member.

The Signature Tour includes stairs, but visitors can choose not to go up to the second floor.  Folding chairs are available for anyone needing to sit. For guests not going upstairs, we provide a book with photographs and descriptions of the upstairs exhibits. 

A portion of the grounds have paved paths and are wheelchair accessible.  The Museum Store in the Keeper’s Cottage is accessible, as well.

Accessible restrooms and a water fountain are located at the back of the Keeper’s Cottage (first building to the right as you enter the parking lot).    

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ACCESSIBLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS Ashland’s Education Department can adapt its curriculum based tour to address the accessibility, developmental or academic needs of all students. At least 72 hours is required in order to prepare for a group’s arrival. Please discuss your group’s need when scheduling your visit.   Paul Bartels

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