White Hall State Historic House

Contact Details

place500 White Hall Shrine Road
Richmond, KY 40475



Nestled in rolling farmland, the home near Richmond was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. Historic White Hall mansion, designed in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly 10,000 square feet with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing.

Dating back to 1798, this site was the historic home to Cassius Clay. His father built the home and it is believed to be haunted by Clay himself, his wife and son. Witnesses have claimed to see moving candle lights, hear footsteps, and other mysterious noises, and even smells throughout the home. Piano and violin music has also been heard, and three ghostly apparitions have been spotted.

While most people associate ghostly activity with the dark hours, much of the spirit-like activity has been reported during the daytime, Of course, that may be because the daylight hours are when most people are around to observe the phenomena.

The historical residence is open for tours throughout the year for those who are interested in taking a look around for themselves

White Hall is managed by Eastern Kentucky University. For more information, call 859-623-9178.

Tours begin at the following times:

Wednesday-Saturday 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, & 3:30pm

Sunday 11am, 12:30pm, & 2pm

Adults: $10
Reduced Rates: $8 (62+, Military, AAA)
Adult Group: $8 (10 or more)
Children 6 – 12: $5 (any age with student ID)
School Group: $3 (10 or more)
***Special Event prices may differ.

Days Times
Wednesday 11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-4:00pm
Friday 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 11:00pm-3:00pm