Even though I am, quite frankly, the biggest chicken in the world, I love Halloween. It’s a time when we’re all kids again – all the candy, dressing up, candy, scary stories, crazy masks, and candy. Good times.Ã?Â I may not dress up any longer, but I’ll never outgrow all the candy and scary stories. Even if I do sleep with one eye open for weeks.
Told you I was a chicken.
If you get as big a kick out of Halloween and scary stories as I do, you’ll want to plan a trip (or two) to White Hall State Historic Site in July.Ã?Â White Hall State Historic Site will be bringing Halloween to July with Ã¢â?¬Å?Scandals and Ghost StoriesÃ¢â?¬Â nighttime tours all month!
White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln. Guides will recount haunting ghost tales of White Hall and will let you in on the gossip, scandals and stories surrounding the Clay family during a nighttime tour of the mansion.
The tours are offered July 13-14 and 20-21 at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $7 for all ages. Reservations are required by calling the park at 859-623-9178.
Nestled in rolling farmland, White Hall was built in the late 1700s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860s. The mansion, built in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly 10,000 square feet, with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing. Daily tours are Wednesdays through Sunday with tours on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1 through Oct. 31.
White Hall State Historic Site is located in Richmond, off Interstate 75 exit 95.
Read more about White Hall State Historic Site on the Kentucky State Parks’ Website.