Nestled in rolling farmland, the home near Richmond was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. Historic White Hall mansion, designed in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly 10,000 square feet with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing. This historic site that served as the home of emancipationist Cassius Marcellus Clay is now managed by Eastern Kentucky University. For more information, call 859-623-9178.
Reduced Rates: $8 (62+, Military, AAA)
Adult Group: $8 (10 or more)
Children 6 – 12: $5 (any age with student ID)
School Group: $3 (10 or more)
***Special Event prices may differ.
Please note that there is a fee for professional photographers to use the grounds. You may purchase a pass at the Gift Shop during normal business hours. For access to the grounds when the park is closed, photographers must have prior permission. For more information, please call 859-623-9178. 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 the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Hours of Operation
Open April 1 through October 31, Monday through Saturday 9 to 5:00, Sunday 12:00 to 4:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday (MANSION IS NOT OPEN)
Wednesday through Saturday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00
Sunday 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00
We are open on Wednesday, 4th of July from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tours are given each hour. All active military receive a free tour this day.
November 1 through March 31 the mansion is closed to the public for regular tours. However, large group tours (25+) are available in the off season by appointment. The park also hosts special events such as Christmas Teas and A Victorian Christmas. Please check the calendar or call the park for more information and to make reservations.
Second Tuesdays Tea
Join us for a tour inside Historic White Hall mansion followed by Low English Tea. Reservations are required for this featured attraction served on the second Tuesday of April through October. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178 to RSVP.
Have you ever dreamed of a storybook outdoor wedding?
White Hall State Historic Site is the place for you. White Hall is an affordable option for your special day. The historic mansion makes a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony with a large area available for a reception tent. There are many local rental companies that will gladly deliver and provide you with tents, tables, chairs and other items for the reception. This venue also allows the bride and groom to choose their own catering service or even have a “do-it-yourself” reception. For more information and to make a reservation, call the park manager at 859-623-9178.
General Green Clay’s military career was very imposing. He served in the Revolutionary War, and fought alongside Daniel Boone in defending Boonesborough. Arguably Clay’s most impressive service was as a Brigadier-General in the War of 1812.
In an inventory of General Green Clay’s possessions from Fort Meigs there is a sword listed in with his personal belongings. The sword now on display at White Hall is believed to be the Green Clay sword. The sword has been handed down from generation to generation of Clay family members. Below is a listing of its many owners.
General Green Clay m. Sally Lewis Clay, son Brutus Junius Clay
Brutus Junius Clay m. Anne Maria Field, son Cassius Marcellus Clay
Cassius Marcellus Clay m. Susan Elizabeth Clay, son Junius Brutus Clay
Junius Brutus Clay m. Mary Hedges Clay, daughter Mary H. Clay Grimes
Mary H. Clay Grimes, son William “Billy” Grimes
William “Billy” Grimes