Tickets & Tours

Discover Ashland

Ashland guided tours last approximately one hour

and are recommended for those who can stand and walk for that length of time.

Visitors will be able to visit our H. Clay & Co. Museum Store before or after their tour.

Self-guided Outdoor Tours:

  We encourage visitors to spend time exploring our grounds, outbuildings, gardens and walking trails. 

Pick up the “Pocket Guide to Ashland” for sale in the Museum Store;

it includes a map, history, and detailed information.  

The Henry Clay Signature Tour

The essential guided tour. MORE TOUR INFO

Tuesdays-Saturdays 10:00, 11:30, 2:30, 4:00

Sundays 1:00, 2:30, 4:00

Traces: Slavery at Ashland Tour


Tuesdays-Saturdays 1:00

Women’s Voices Tour

Contact us to schedule your private group tour.

Phil Janes at

859-266-8581 x 202

Welcome, Groups

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.

$20/person. Please book at least two weeks in advance.

Upon arrival, check in at the Keeper’s Cottage in the H. Clay & Co. Museum Store (first building on your right as you enter the parking lot).

Virtual Tours
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 Phil Janes at   

859-266-8581 x 202

Please be prepared to provide three date/time options for your tour. 

Plan A Field Trip!

At Ashland, every student learns from authentic historic sites. We offer field trip opportunities for a variety of interests and needs.

On-site Field Trips

On-site field trips for the Signature Henry Clay tour (indoors), the Women’s Voices tour (indoors), and the Traces: Slavery at Ashland tour (indoor/outdoor) are available. 

10 or more students: $5 per student

Under 10 students: $10 per student

$5 per Fayette County Schools student

$15 per parent/chaperone

Virtual Field Trips

With our live virtual field trip experiences, staff will customize programs for different grade levels and special interests.  Contact us for more information and to arrange:  Jon Nicholson  859-266-8581  x205

Up to 50 students: $50

Over 50 students: $100

Educators can choose from our live virtual field trip options and will work with staff to choose a date and time for their tour. When booking a live virtual field trip, please be prepared with three date and time choices.  Before the field trip, educators will receive corresponding resource guides to enhance their visit. Staff will use the platform of the educator’s choosing (e.g. Zoom) to lead students on a live virtual field trip. After the tour, an Ashland educator will be available for a student Q&A.

Tour Options

Signature Henry Clay Tour

This artifact-driven tour takes students through the mansion. Docents focus on Henry Clay, compromise, and the leading issue of the time: slavery.  Additional themes can accommodate specific lessons or requests. The tour lasts one hour but can be adapted to fit the needs of each group.

Traces: Slavery at Ashland

Walk in the footsteps of the people enslaved at Ashland to learn about family units, farming, and labor. The tour reflects appropriate themes for students in primary and secondary education and lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Women’s Voices

Explore the lives of nine women of Ashland and the changing roles of women from the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries. The tour lasts one hour but can be adapted to fit group needs.

For more information or to arrange a field trip, contact Jon Nicholson at  859-266-8581  x205

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