Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington

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Waveland State Historic Site, also known as the Joseph Bryan House, in Lexington, Kentucky is the site of a Greek Revival home and plantation now maintained and operated as part of the Kentucky state park system. It was the home of the Joseph Bryan family, who followed Daniel Boone through the Cumberland Gap, and became an early settler and horseman of this region.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I have been to Lexington many times but have failed to visit Waveland until today. It's an hour tour of the mansion and slave quarters. It's $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. It's well worth the time ...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We were interested in seeing this beautiful home and it's buildings. I wanted to hear about its history. We did learn some things and we enjoyed seeing the property, particularly the slave quarters. B...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Enjoyed going through the house but didn't get to see as much of it as we would have liked. The tour guide was not very informative. Actually had to ask a lot of questions about things to get any info...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Simply beautiful. We catered two weddings there in a month. The venue is gorgeous and perfect for events. They have a building for bathrooms and a barn!
  • June 26, 2017
    Beautiful step back in time for those who are excited by history. Gorgeous home and grounds, and tours were very affordable! It's a gem!
  • June 20, 2017
    Excellent historic homestead in Lexington. Well worth the admission and the time.
  • May 15, 2017
    Beautiful grounds, lovely home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly
  • June 8, 2017
    Exceptionally well maintained! A true treasure of the Lexington area.

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Downtown Lexington offers accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, but for easier access to the area's famous horse parks and farms, consider staying just north of the city proper. Many rustic bed and breakfasts on the edge of town offer guests a chance to stay at a farmhouse or log cabin. These properties provide not only every comfort of home, but also much more privacy than a downtown hotelĀ could offer. To avoid driving to Lexington's major urban attractions, consider a hotel near the city's convention center.
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