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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Don't miss the house tour!

Locust Grove is a painstakingly restored late 18th century home, and the attention to detail in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ZamiaV
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Miami, Florida
cold day so we were the only ones there

Since this was a cold November day, we were the only ones there at the time so we had the tour of... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
cheryl h
,
Durham, North Carolina
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Built in 1790, Locust Grove, a three story brick Georgian home, is the final home of General George Rogers Clark, the founder of Louisville, and conqueror of the Old Northwest Territory. The house was built by his sister Lucy Croghan and her husband William Croghan who raised 8 children here and hosted their brother William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, as well as Presidents Monroe, Jackson and Taylor, Vice President Arron Burr, statesmen such as Cassius Clay, and several artists including John James Audubon. This National Historic Landmark has been restored to reflect the elegance of General Clark's time at Locust Grove. The 55 acres of gardens, fields and woodlands are open for exploration daily.
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561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
East Louisville
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+1 502-897-9845
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locust Grove is a painstakingly restored late 18th century home, and the attention to detail in the restoration is remarkable. What makes the home truly special, however, is the outstanding tours given by the (mostly volunteer) docents. The colorful stories about the Clark-Croghan families and...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Since this was a cold November day, we were the only ones there at the time so we had the tour of the house all to ourselves. The 1790 georgian style house was beautiful inside and out. Our guide was amazing and made the tour...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

My husband and I arrived for a tour just as a large group of youngsters were arriving. The staff was most accommodating in keeping us "a step ahead" of the large group of children, and we obviously were most appreciative of their efforts. We viewed...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This place is rich in history of the Louisville area, and anyone interested in the settlement of Louisville, Georges Rogers Clark, the founding of the country, should definitely visit. You can learn a lot about early 1800s Louisville, and the Revolutionary war - do visit.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The tour was good and the house contains so much history. We used to have graduation on the porch but my first visit was eight months ago. I shouldn't have waited so long.

Thank Chouette222
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Locust Grove is a great place to visit especially if you're interested in American History. Full of interesting stories of the family that built the estate. There are several buildings on the property as well as the Georgian style three story home. The public is...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited Locust Grove on St. Patrick's Day. Rebecca, our amazing docent, led us through a tour of the Croghan house and historical grounds. She shared so many stories and had such a knowledge of the estate that even our teenage boys...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The grounds include the main house and numerous out building like the wood workshop. the dairy, etc. You can take guided tours through the main house. There is a walking guide sheet available for touring the grounds and out buildings. At outbuilding stops, there is...More

Thank wfs74
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Renovated recently, this home hosts many weddings, special parties especially during the summer months. Nice banquet area available inside of rain is threatening. Small warming kitchen, but you need a caterer for food. Many areas of the garden offer great photo backgrounds and dining outside.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Locust Hill is a wonderful historic sight. The best time to visit is when there is a re-enactment. The history of the time period comes alive and give some great perspectives on this time period.

Thank kc4jox
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IamLuLus
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Hi - No not everyday. The costumed interpreters are at most of our special events, sometimes at weddings when they are requested to be in the house, etc. and especially our Christmastide Christmas open house tours in... More
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