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Enslaved Persons At Ashland The Henry Clay Estate Focus Of 'Traces' Tour

Ashland The Henry Clay Estate

For years, people from all over the world have been coming to Ashland the Henry Clay Estate to learn more about the 19th century politician known to history as the Great Compromiser. But starting in 2020 they’ve also been exposed to the not so virtuous side of this famous Kentuckian. Henry Clay – Popular Statesman AND Slaveholder.  Traces is the only known guided Slavery tour in the entire state. WUKY's Alan Lytle recently took the tour and he files this report.


Using a variety of media, including historic artifacts, documents and storytelling, the tour aims to trace the stories of the enslaved people who lived at Ashland. 

The Traces: Slavery at Ashland tour is offered at 1:00 Tuesday-Friday, weather permitting.

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