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White Hall State Historic Site

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Step through the front doors of White Hall State Historic Site and you are transported back in time.

Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay first built his home Clermont in 1798-99. His son Cassius M. Clay went on to rebuild around the original structure in the 1860s and renamed the house White Hall. The house remained in the Clay family until 1968 when family members donated the home to the state of Kentucky. The state then purchased 13.5 of the original 2000 acres that surrounded the mansion. After much renovation and preservation the home was opened to the public as a state historic site in 1971. White Hall State Historic Site was named a Historic Site in Journalism by The Society of Professional Journalists in 2011.

Touring The Mansion

Today you can tour White Hall and feel the aura it possessed in the 1860s complete with period furnishings and several pieces original to the Clay family estate. Guides in period dress will share with you the historical treasures of White Hall and the Clay family.

White Hall

Cassius M. Clay, General Green Clay's youngest son, inherited the family home, Clermont, and added on to this estate in the 1860's. Cassius transformed the house into an Italianate mansion and renamed it White Hall.


To promote the legacy of Cassius Marcellus Clay-empancipationist, author, General, and Ambassador to Russia under President Abraham Lincoln. To preserve and support his home, White Hall State Historic Site.


White Hall is the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay.

General Information

The White Hall-Clermont Foundation is a group of individuals dedicated to the preservation and continued support of White Hall State Historic Site. While the State of Kentucky owns and manages White Hall, the Foundation augments programming and funding for the site. The Foundation has been committed to promoting the history and events of White Hall.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon9:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM4:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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