Senator Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln's political mentor and hero, built his home on this site. After his death in 1852, Clay's heirs sold the land to his son, James Brown Clay. He built the current house, now on the National Historic Register, in 1857. During the Civil War, James Clay and his family moved to Canada because of his Confederate sympathies. James subsequently died in Canada in 1864 and in January, 1866, his widow, Susan Jacobs Clay, sold the estate to Kentucky University, now the University of Kentucky.
Location: 120 Sycamore Road
Hours & Admission: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ,March through December. Open Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., April through October. Please check Web site for more information. Adults $10, Children $5, Children 5 and under free.
Web site: http://www.henryclay.org/