Ashland guided tours last approximately one hour.
Visitors will be able to visit our grounds, garden, arboretum, and museum store before or after their tour.
Self-guided Outdoor Tours:
Ashland currently doesn’t offer self-guided tours of the mansion, but a self-guided tour of the grounds is a great way to explore! We encourage visitors to spend time discovering our peaceful grounds, outbuildings, gardens, and historic walking trails. Learn how ice houses work. See how many different tree species you can identify. Be amazed at the 300-year old oak trees!
Pick up the Pocket Guide to Ashland for sale in the Museum Store: it includes a map, history, helpful QR codes, and detailed information. The Pocket Guide to Ashland was made possible with a grant from the Bluegrass Charity Ball.
Remember to check in at the Cottage or purchase your tickets there. Please arrive 10 minutes early for your tour. We only allow late-arrivers on to the tour in the first 5 minutes. Thank you!
The Henry Clay Signature Tour
The essential guided tour.
MORE TOUR INFO & TICKETS
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10:00, 11:30, 2:30, 4:00
Sundays 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
Traces: Slavery at Ashland Tour
How do the Signature and Traces tours differ?
Which tour should I take?
On the Signature Tour, you will see the whole mansion, learn of Clay’s life, career, and family.
On the Traces Tour, you will be outside then in a few rooms of the mansion but with a focus on slavery.
Many people find that the two tours complement one another. There is a small amount of shared content.
Women’s Voices Tour
Contact us to schedule your private group tour.
Paul Bartels firstname.lastname@example.org
859-266-8581 x 205
Ashland will accommodate any size group and make it a memorable experience for all. Large groups will be subdivided into smaller groups to maintain appropriate capacity levels.
Contact us today for more information and to arrange.
Paul Bartels: email@example.com 859-266-8581 x205
$20/person. Please book at least two weeks in advance.
Upon arrival, check in at the Cottage in the museum store (first building on your right as you enter the parking lot).
Public restrooms and water fountain near parking lot.
Our parking lot can accommodate buses.
Live virtual tours are offered via Zoom. Choose any tour we offer and have your own live, guided tour from the comfort of your couch. $45 for up to 10 connections; $75 for more than 10 connections.
To book a virtual or group/bus tour, contact Paul Bartels at firstname.lastname@example.org 859-266-8581 x 205