The Waveland Ghost Walk will take place on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, and $4.00 for students of any age.
Billed as one of Lexington’s most popular Halloween event, the Waveland Ghost Walk will take visitors on a tour of the famous mansion. Each room of the home will offer scenes ranging from the macabre to downright bone-chilling! The truly brave can venture outside to walk along the Carnival of Darkness haunted trail.
For more information about the Ghost Walk at Waveland, call (859) 272-3611.
White Hall’s Ghost Walk will take place at 7:00 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. October 1 through October 19 and again on October 25 through 26. Tickets are $10.00 per person.
Eastern Kentucky University’s theater department will send “spirit guides” (actors) to lead guests from room to room and introduce the spirits of the past who will tell the incredible stories of the illustrious Clay family.
There will be nine tours each evening and tours will be limited to 20 people; advanced reservations are required.
For more information about the Ghost Walk at White Hall or to make a reservation for one of the tours, call (859) 623-9178.
Built in 1847, Waveland is the beautiful Greek-Revival home of Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone. Waveland exemplifies plantation life in 19th century Kentucky including remnants of slave quarters, a reminder of the social and economic climate of the time. Also on display are many personal effects including needlework and handwritten letters.
In 1894, the Bryan family sold Waveland. It would eventually be purchased by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1956 to be used for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture as an experimental farm. In 1971 the University of Kentucky deeded Waveland to the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Waveland is located in Lexington just off of Nicholasville Road and just south of Man-O-War Blvd.; about 65 miles from Metro Louisville and an easy hour ride over on I-64 before turning on Ring Road then Nicholasville Road. Consult Google Maps for detailed directions.
Waveland State Historic Site
225 Waveland Museum Lane
Lexington, KY 40514-1601
Phone: (859) 272-3611
The original home, built in 1798 and called Clermont, was a two-story Georgian brick structure. The home was remodeled in the 1860s in the Italianate style; the addition more than doubled the size of the house. During this remodel, modern amenities such as indoor plumbing and central heading were also added.
White Hall is located near Richmond and just about 75 miles from Metro Louisville. For more detailed directions, consult Google Maps.
White Hall State Historic Site
500 White Hall Shrine Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9159
Telephone: (859) 623-9178