Historical Attractions

Waveland State Historic Site Lexington

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Waveland State Historic Site
225 Waveland Museum Lane
Lexington
KY
40514
Tel: 859-272-3611

Where are we going today?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live during another era? If you visit Waveland State Historic House, then you might just get a great idea!

Waveland State Historic House is a beautiful Antebellum home, with three original outbuildings still standing - the slave quarters, the smokehouse and the ice house.

Waveland was completed all the way back in 1848, by the grandnephew of Daniel Boone, and it shows you a way of life that has long gone in the area. As you walk around on your tour, kids can use their imagination to see how it might have felt, and the people they might have met!

To experience this beautiful attraction, there are guided tours which focus on the everyday lives of the family and slaves who once lived, and worked, right between those walls!

The Waveland tours let you in on all the treasures of the house, as well as teaching kids the history of slaves, and slave life.

Being a part of history is the best way to learn, and at Waveland history is all around you!

Once you have finished the tours, there are colorful gardens and flowers for you to enjoy, and you can even enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn, or at the nearby picnic tables. Really make a day of it!

Keep an eye at the events that happen at this historic home too, as you might get to participate in fun experiences such as Tea Tuesdays and art fairs!

History comes to life in Waveland, Kentucky!

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$4 students.
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Tours: Wed to Sat 10am - 5pm / Sun 1pm - 5pm.

Grounds open all year round.

Teachers corner

They offer group rates so why not bring the students and give them a history lesson they won't forget!.

I'm Hungry!

You are more than welcome to bring your own food and enjoy a picnic on the lawn! There are also picnic tables there. .

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you bring plenty of bottled water!.

Any Top Tips?

There is a fun kids playground located near the picnic area!.

Doing our bit

The house and grounds are beautifully preserved, and the stories are still told preserving more than just bricks. A beautiful reminder of the states' history. .

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to discuss any disabilities you might have to see what access and help they can give. .

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop where you can pick up some great educational and fun items to take home. Open April to December. .

More information

Tours are available January to March by appointment only. Otherwise they finish one hour before closing. .

What people are saying?

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    i love going there so i tried to book a birthday party but the minimum of children is 10!
    i read below and you cant even sneek a birthday cake in but once we got in it was really fun

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    My wife and I took our son there and he had a complete ball, it's a bit on the $ and the takeaway cafeteria didn't have much on offer but it was about the little fella.

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    It's so fun

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    This waterpark is the best waterpark in AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Would be awesome if it had the biggest pool in the world!
    Otherwise very good!!!!!!!

    My children want the oval next door to be filled with water

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