Kentucky Tourism

Waveland Lexington, KY


Waveland State Historic Site
225 Waveland Museum Ln.
Lexington, KY 40514
Park Manager: Charla Reed
PlaygroundsUnique Attraction

CALL: 859-272-3611 Antebellum house in Lexington, also known as the Joseph Bryan estate, includes three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours of Waveland historic site focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and worked at Waveland in the 1850s.

Adults: $10.00
Reduced rate:  $8.00 (Senior,62+, AAA, Military & adult groups 10 or more)
Children 6-12: $5.00 (students any age)
School groups: $4.00 (10 or more)
If you’re interested in this venue for a wedding or reception, or simply need group rates, please contact Waveland State Historic Site.

Please note that there is a yearly photography pass for professional photographers.  You may purchase your passes at the cabin during normal business hours. The pass is good for the year. Photography sessions will not be allowed during our special events. 

Please understand that if you are doing special sessions that include published photography or video, you will need to get approval from Parks.  

For more information, please contact Charla Reed, [email protected]  or call, 859-272-3611 or 859-619-8189.

Hours of Operation

Tea Tuesday at Waveland 
Reservations are required for this fun featured attraction. For reservations call 859-272-3611.

Museum Tours and Gift Shop: April 1 - November 30
Monday and Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday through Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm, last tour at 4:00pm.
Sunday - 1:00pm to 4:00pm, last tour starting at 4:00pm.

Tours check in at the cabin and are on the hour.

Please note that the Waveland Museum is closed November 30, 2019 and will reopen for tours April 1, 2020.  Tours are available by appointment when closed. Please see calendar for special tours and events in December.

Open year round. Please note that occasionally the grounds are closed for some special events and during inclement weather.