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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502, USA

On October 18, 1862, as Confederate troops were retreating from the Battle of Perryville, action took place on the grounds of Henry Clay's "Ashland" Estate. Approximately 1,800 Confederate troops under the command of General John Hunt Morgan engaged in a skirmish with 294 Union troops from the Third and Fourth Ohio, who were camped on farmland at the Ashland Estate. Morgan's men captured a total of 290 Union soldiers. Four Union soldiers were killed and 290 were captured, of whom 24 were wounded.


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Located 1.5 miles east of downtown Lexington at the corner of Richmond and Sycamore Roads.

Visitor Services

Restrooms, Museum with 1st floor handicap access, Museum Store, Seasonal Outdoor Cafe, Walking trails, Formal gardens.

Regular Events

Third Saturday in June - Ashland Lawn and Garden Party; July - Family Festival of 19th century Kentucky Country Life; Labor Day Weekend - Evening at Ashland Jazz Concert; December - Christmas Candlelight Tours

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Admission Fee

Adults $10.00, Children & Students (6 - 18) $5.00, children (5 and under) Free. Group rates available for 10 or more individuals.


Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Sunday: 1:00 P.M-4:00 PM. Tours on the hour, final tour at 4:00 P.M. Closed: January, open February by appointment for groups of 15 or more individuals. Closed: Mondays and major holidays. Cafe: open 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, mid-April to October, weather permitting.



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