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Waveland State Historic Site


address  225 Waveland Museum Ln.
 Lexington, KY  40514
phone (859) 272-3611
parks.ky.gov/findparks/histparks/wl/

Upcoming Events

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

History/Science, Tour, Living History, Food/Tasting
Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611
Tea;History;Food
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $30.00
Event Website: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/
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Schedule
 • Tue 4/24/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 5/1/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 5/8/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 5/15/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 5/22/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 5/29/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 6/5/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 6/12/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 6/19/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 6/26/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 8/14/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 8/21/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 8/28/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 9/4/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 9/11/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 9/18/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 9/25/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 10/2/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 10/9/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 10/16/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 10/23/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 10/30/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 11/6/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 11/13/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 11/20/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 11/27/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 12/4/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 12/11/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 
 • Tue 12/18/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 

Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Food/Tasting, History/Science
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland Evening teas will be served at 6:30 p.m. the following dates: April 10th, August 28th, November 13th and December 11th, 2018. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person. Credit Card is needed to secure your reservation. Any changes will need to be made by the Friday before your scheduled event. Gluten Free options available. Must be requested at time of registration. Evening tea is served at 6:30 with the same delicious tea and food offered at our low tea. Both are served by period dressed interpreters on fine china. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your evening tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611 or 859-619-8189. Seats are limited!
Tea;History;Food
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $30.00
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Tue 8/28/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 
 • Tue 11/13/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 
 • Tue 12/11/18 at 6:30pm-8pm 

Derby Day Breakfast at Waveland

Museum
Derby Day Breakfast at Waveland DATES & TIMES: May 05, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. When you think of Derby Day you think of history, horses and Kentucky. Waveland State Historic Site will be hosting one exclusive Derby Day breakfast! This special Derby menu is a Kentucky exclusive: To get you started, you will enjoy pimento cheese wafers with country ham pate and a cheese and chive scone with country ham. To keep your Derby experience pure Kentucky, you will then be served a hot brown tart, cheese grits with a jumbo shrimp garnish and fresh fruit with honey yogurt dip. Next are a Waveland exclusive, vanilla bean scones with homemade lemon curd and jam. To complete your breakfast, you will receive a derby pie tart, bourbon mint brownie, chocolate dipped strawberry and to give you luck on your derby picks, a horseshoe sugar cookie. Drinks will include hot tea, coffee and juice. This limited elegant breakfast will be offered in the mansion, served on fine china and served by period dressed interpreters. Breakfast will include a tour of the mansion highlighting how Waveland influenced horse racing in Lexington. Price for this limited exclusive is $50.00 per person. Credit Card is needed to secure your reservation. Any changes will need to be made by the Friday before your scheduled event. Gluten Free options available. Must be requested at time of registration and a $5.00 fee will be added. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your spot for the Derby Day Breakfast at Waveland! 859-272-3611 or 859-619-8189. Seats are limited!
Derby Event;Breakfast;Tour;Presentation
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $ 50.00
Event Website: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sat 5/5/18 at 10am-11:30am 

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Baseball, For the Family, Museum, Tour
Vintage Baseball Game Waveland is the home field to the only Kentucky Vintage Base Ball team, The Bluegrass Barons! Bring your chair and come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime, baseball as it was in the 1860’s! No reservations needed! Tickets will be located at ticket booth as you enter.
Baseball Game;Special Event;History: Family Fun;History
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: family fun !
Price: $5.00 Adults;$2.00 Children
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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Schedule
 • Sun 5/6/18 at 1pm-4pm 
 • Sun 6/24/18 at 1pm-4pm 
 • Sun 7/15/18 at 1pm-4pm 
 • Sun 8/5/18 at 1pm-4pm 
 • Sun 9/30/18 at 1pm-4pm 

Teddy Bear Tea at Waveland

Family/Child, Food/Tasting, History/Science
Teddy Bear Tea at Waveland DATES & TIMES: June 4, 2018 / 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with your child? Waveland State Historic site is serving a special tea for our little patrons. Tea is served at 11:30 a.m. in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a small program, savory food customized to our special guests, not to mention the delicious tea and lemonade served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Don't forget to bring your teddy bear or favorite doll! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611 Seating is limited! Teddy Bear tea at Waveland is served at 11:30 a.m. All Tea Prices: $20.00 per child and $30.00 per adult. Credit Card is needed to secure your reservation. Any changes will need to be made by the Friday before your scheduled event. Gluten Free options available. Must be requested at time of registration.
Tea;History;Food;family
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $20.00 per child, $30.00 per adult
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Mon 6/4/18 at 11:30am-1pm 

Waveland Cruise 2018

Auto Show
Waveland State Historic Site along side, Karl Shannon and Hank 96.1 will be hosting, Waveland Cruise 2018! DATES & TIMES: Aug 18, 2018 / 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Located at Historic Waveland just Off Nicholasville road. This will be a "Historic" cruise at the location. There will be Fun and Games, Entertainment and More! Gate will be $5.00. Tickets sold on site.
Classic cars;Music
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $5.00
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sat 8/18/18 at 5pm-9pm 

Waveland Art Fair 2018

Art Show
Waveland Art Fair 2018 DATES & TIMES: Sep 8, 2018 / 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Sep 9, 2018 / 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Waveland State Historic Site is holding the 5th annual Waveland Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, former slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. Children’s activities will be offered throughout the event. Tickets are $5.00 for adults; children under 12 are free. Tickets sold on site.
Art;Special Event;History;Tours;Wine;Food
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $5.00 Adults; Children under 12 are free
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sat 9/8/18 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/9/18 at 11am-5pm 

Walk Through History at Waveland

Baseball, Family/Child, History/Science
Walk Through History at Waveland DATES & TIMES: Sept 29, 2018 /10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Take a walk through history at Waveland! A celebration of the prestigious Bryan family and their heritage and plantation life will feature demonstrations, tours and entertainment. Exhibits such as soap making, gun exhibit, weaving demonstrations and MORE! This event will take you back in time! $10 for adults and $5.00 for kids 12 and under No reservations needed! Tickets will be collected as you enter
Special Event;History: Family Fun;Baseball Game;History
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $10 adults; $5 children 12 and under
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 • Sat 9/29/18 at 10am-5pm 

October Ghost Hunts at Waveland

Benefit/Fundraiser
October Ghost Hunts at Waveland! Ghost Hunt – Is Waveland Haunted? Two chances to find out, on Friday, Oct 12th and Friday Oct 26th! The Lexington Paranormal Research Society ghost hunt will begin at 8pm. Tickets are $20 at the gate. No reservations required. All interested, meet at the cabin at 8:00 p.m. The paranormal investigation will last until midnight. Not recommended for children. They are donating all proceeds to the Friends of Waveland as a fundraiser.
Spirituality;fund raiser
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: Not suitable for children
Price: $20.00
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Fri 10/12/18 at 8pm 
 • Fri 10/26/18 at 8pm 

Victorian Mourning Customs

Tour
Victorian Mourning Customs Oct 17 – 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. both nights Victorians understood that death was an everyday part of life and that there were many rules of mourning etiquette expected to be followed. Each phase of mourning sent a special social message to others. Join us as we discuss the private and social aspects of mourning in Victorian- era America. Learn about the expectations of dressing properly while grieving, the significance of draping the home and inner decor, etiquette of funerals and death announcements. $12 per person ages 10 and up. Reservations Required
history;customs;special tour
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: Ages 10 and up
Price: $12.00
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Wed 10/17/18 - Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm-8pm 

Holiday photos in Mansion or Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland

For the Family
Holiday Photos in Mansion or Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland Sunday, November 11– 11 am – 4 pm Sunday, November 18 – 11 am – 4 pm Sunday, November 25 – 11 am – 4 pm Wednesday, December 5 and 12 – 10 am-5 pm Reservations Required. $25.00 per 15min slot for mansion and $10 per 15min slot for barn. Available to families and professional photographers. Professional photographers will need to purchase their yearly photo pass if they haven’t already done so. Call to reserve your time! 859-272-3611
Holiday;photos;family
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $25.00 per 15 min slot for mansion and $10.00 per 15 min slot for barn
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sun 11/11/18 at 11am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/18/18 at 11am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/25/18 at 11am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/5/18 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/12/18 at 10am-5pm 

Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Waveland

Drama, Family/Child, Holiday
Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland Relive Christmas of the past with scenes from the Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland State Historic Site. Since this Christmas classic was written in 1843, it only seems fitting to celebrate Christmas of the past in a historic home that was built in the same time period. Follow from room–to-room as the drama plays out right in front of you. A magical Christmas experience! Performance Schedule: November 30– 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. December 1 and 2 - 4pm., 5:30pm and 7:30pm December 7 – 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. December 8th and 9th – 4pm., 5:30pm and 7:30pm. December 14th – 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16- 4pm., 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Pre-paid reservations are required. Reservations will begin Oct 1st. Call: 859-272-3611 to reserve your tickets $20.00 Adults, $10.00 Children Tickets will be picked up at cabin gift shop on day of your show… be sure to allow time to shop in our cabin for unique gifts !
Walking Drama;Holiday;Dickens' Christmas Carol;Drama;family outing
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $20.00 per adult, $10.00 per child under 12
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/
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 • Fri 11/30/18 at 6pm till 7pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 
 • Sat 12/1/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 5:30pm till 6:30pm 
 • Sun 12/2/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 
 • Fri 12/7/18 at 6pm till 7pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 
 • Sat 12/8/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 5:30pm till 6:30pm 
 • Sun 12/9/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 
 • Fri 12/14/18 at 6pm till 7pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 
 • Sat 12/15/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 5:30pm till 6:30pm 
 • Sun 12/16/18 at 4pm till 5pm, 7:30pm till 8:30pm 

Story Time with Mrs. Santa Claus at Waveland

Holiday, Children, For the Family
Mrs. Santa Claus is best known for Elf wrangling, cookie baking, and assisting with toy assembly. Since she first emerged in the mid-19th century, Mrs. Claus has been a secondary character living in the shadow of her famous, workaholic husband. But along the way there have been glimmers of who she is as an independent person. Mrs. Claus is taking time to visit Waveland to share holiday stories, milk, cookies, and fun. Children will also make a bag of reindeer food to take home for Rudolph’s Christmas Eve visit. This event is designed for children ages 12 and younger, and at least one accompanying adult. Saturday December 1st, 8th and 15th, at 10:30 am. Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures and will accept letters to pass on to Santa ! $15.00 per child and $5.00 per adult.
Holiday:story time;children: Mrs. Claus
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: children 12 and under and at least 1 accompanying adult
Price: $15.00 per child and $5.00 per adult
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/
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 • Sat 12/1/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland

Children, Holiday, For the Family
Santa in Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland Santa Schedule: Saturday and Sunday's - December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16- Pictures with Santa from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This is a very busy time of the year for Santa, but he has set aside time to visit with good little boys and girls at Waveland. Santa will be ready to listen to holiday request and even have a special surprise for our little guests. This is a special photo opportunity with Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland!
Holiday;Santa;photos;family:free
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: For children and the young at heart
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sat 12/1/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sat 12/8/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 

Story Time with Mrs. Santa Claus at Waveland

Holiday, Children, For the Family
Mrs. Santa Claus is best known for Elf wrangling, cookie baking, and assisting with toy assembly. Since she first emerged in the mid-19th century, Mrs. Claus has been a secondary character living in the shadow of her famous, workaholic husband. But along the way there have been glimmers of who she is as an independent person. Mrs. Claus is taking time to visit Waveland to share holiday stories, milk, cookies, and fun. Children will also make a bag of reindeer food to take home for Rudolph’s Christmas Eve visit. This event is designed for children ages 12 and younger, and at least one accompanying adult. Saturday December 1st, 8th and 15th, at 10:30 am. Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures and will accept letters to pass on to Santa ! $15.00 per child and $5.00 per adult.
Holiday:story time;children: Mrs. Claus
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: children 12 and under and at least 1 accompanying adult
Price: $15.00 per child and $5.00 per adult
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/
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 • Sat 12/8/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Sat 12/15/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland

Children, Holiday, For the Family
Santa in Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland Santa Schedule: Saturday and Sunday's - December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16- Pictures with Santa from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This is a very busy time of the year for Santa, but he has set aside time to visit with good little boys and girls at Waveland. Santa will be ready to listen to holiday request and even have a special surprise for our little guests. This is a special photo opportunity with Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland!
Holiday;Santa;photos;family:free
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: For children and the young at heart
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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 • Sat 12/15/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 

Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland

Children, Holiday, For the Family
Santa in Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland Santa Schedule: Saturday and Sunday's - December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16- Pictures with Santa from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This is a very busy time of the year for Santa, but he has set aside time to visit with good little boys and girls at Waveland. Santa will be ready to listen to holiday request and even have a special surprise for our little guests. This is a special photo opportunity with Santa in the Winter Wonderland Barn at Waveland!
Holiday;Santa: photos;family: free
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Ages: Children and the young at heart
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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Schedule
 • Sun 12/2/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sun 12/9/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sun 12/16/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 

Trees and Traditions Tour at Waveland

Tour, Holiday
Trees and Traditions Tour of Waveland Dec 6th and 13th at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. $ 12.00 per person reservations required Every Year Waveland Mansion is beautifully decorated for Christmas! Come enjoy this holiday tour. A special time to relax with family and enjoy the trees decorating each room as you listen to costumed interpreters talk about early Christmas traditions
holiday;customs;special tour
Event Info: (859) 272-3611
Price: $12.00
Event Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/events.aspx
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Schedule
 • Thu 12/6/18 at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm 
 • Thu 12/13/18 at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm