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 10 acres now maintained and operated as part of the Kentucky state park system. It was the home of the Joseph Bryan family, their descendants and the people they enslaved in the nineteenth century. Bryan's father William had befriended Daniel Boone and they migrated west through the Cumberland Gap.

Joseph Bryan, William's grandson, became an early planter here and established a plantation for tobacco and hemp as commodity crops. He also began to breed thoroughbred race horses. settler and horseman of this region.
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  • Very nice mansion and history of the location. Guide gives an interesting personalized history of the location and farm. Nice buildings with interesting artifacts. The only irritating things was that....  more
    Very nice mansion and history of the location. Guide gives an interesting personalized history of the location and farm. Nice buildings with interesting artifacts. The only irritating things was that....  more »
  • A group of 26 of us had a tour on June 9 at this venue. Susan and her two tour assistants did an excellent job of sharing the history of this magnificent place. It is wonderful to see that this... 
    A group of 26 of us had a tour on June 9 at this venue. Susan and her two tour assistants did an excellent job of sharing the history of this magnificent place. It is wonderful to see that this...  more »
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  • Waveland is a joy to visit! The grounds are beautiful and the tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoroughly. Great for visitors and locals alike!
  • Great tour. I loved how the docent was dressed in period type clothes. The tour included the outbuildings. This was something that you don't see very often.

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