White Hall State Historic Site
White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, the 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, friend to Abraham Lincoln, and younger cousin of national politician and statesman, Henry Clay.
The house was built in 1798 by General Green Clay, father of Cassius and a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and was first called Clermont. It underwent an extensive renovation directed by Cassius Clay's first wife of 45 years, Mary Jane in the 1860's.
Through the years he served as a politician and ambassador on the national scene, White Hall remained Clay's home. He resided in the mansion until his death in 1903. The house continued to be under family ownership of Clay's heirs (although they did not live in the home) until the mid 1960s, after which the home was left vacant and open to vandalism. In 1968, the mansion was donated to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was subsequently restored to its former glory and opened to the public in 1971.
Operating hours: April through October open Wednesday through Sunday, tour times 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tours are given on the hour. November through March mansion closed to the public. Group tours available by reservation only. Please call the park for more information and to make reservations.