Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, located in Lexington, Kentucky, in the central Bluegrass region of the state. It is a registered National Historic Landmark.
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate is a National Historic Landmark. The estate, operated by the Henry Clay Foundation, offers 1-hour tours of the home and gardens. Self-guided tours of the gardens only are free to the public.
The highlight of a visit to Ashland is the guided tour of the 18-room mansion. You will enter the front door and begin a journey through the Clay family mansion and time travel from the 18th century to the present. Guided tours of the mansion take approximately one hour.
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, and Civil War monument. The grounds are free to visit year-round.
The Gingko Tree Cafe
Ashland is pleased to offer al fresco lunch dining at the wonderful Ginkgo Tree Café! The café offers biscuits, pastries, and coffee for breakfast and sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks for lunch.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Please click here to download the cafe’s catering menu.
Your support is critical to our mission as a National Historic Landmark, Museum, and Educational Center honoring the life and legacy of Henry Clay. With no city, state, or federal funding, we count on annual, and monthly donations. Click on the button at the bottom of the page to donate now.
If you have driven by Ashland, especially along Fincastle, Woodspoint, and Richmond Roads, you would have seen that some trees have been marked with colorful ties. These are the trees that will be up for adoption this winter.
The cost of adoption will run from $200 to $700.
The colorful bands on the trees signify the cost:
Green = $200 / Orange = $300 / Pink = $500 / Pink & Green = $700.
Once the tree is adopted, we have laminated tags acknowledging the Adopter which will be more durable and will remain in place longer. The tags will be removed once the work on the tree has been completed.
There Are 30 Trees Available For AdoptionThese are our 2017 trees that are up for Adoption:
Phone: (859) 266-8581
Fax: (859) 268-7266
$10 AAA Members
Children 5 and under free
Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more and school groups.
Meet Henry Clay
Find out more about Henry Clay here