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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Historical home with ample grounds for special events

Renovated recently, this home hosts many weddings, special parties especially during the summer... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
MRbluegill
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Kentucky
Step back for some perspective!!

Locust Hill is a wonderful historic sight. The best time to visit is when there is a re-enactment... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
kc4jox
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Lexington, Kentucky
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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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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.

Thank MRbluegill
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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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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Though Blankenbaker lane is a bit off the beaten path, you simply must see this "gem of history'! A well run historic tour, museum, and gift shop are part of the experience, as well as a great picnic area and gardens/grounds to explore- weather permitting....More

Thank jillsmith2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stayed VERY close to this attraction, and went for the antique show (on a VERY hot September Sunday). Very interesting place - the trees, fencing & outbuildings were of most interest to me, although the home is very handsome. We didn't take a tour,...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Another great historical site. You can tour thw wonderful original house and outbuildings. Depending on time of year they also offer an antique show on the groungs as well as book sales.

Thank donnahelmick
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Annual event happens the last Sunday of May & September is my favorite time to visit Locust Grove. It is an outdoor antiques show & sale with excellent dealers who are experts in what they sell! A must go destination if you like outdoor antiques...More

Thank CSmoth
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was a beautiful home, the grounds we big. Little disappointed on the gardens, not having them look as Lush as stated on site. Better care of them could be done. But the overall experience should be taken by anyone visiting in the Louisville area....More

Thank kwerner27
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went for the antique show and stayed for the historical tour! Both were amazing as was the used and rare book sale. Wonderful Louis and Clark history!

Thank Cindy D
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

What better place for the Kentucky branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) to hold their 9th annual Jane Austen Festival, but at a Georgian / Federal era home? The society and the organization that runs the Locust Grove home of George...More

Thank EJISK
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I highly recommend this for families or individuals. Don't be worried if there are not a lot of people at the location, it is so with the tour. Overall about a 2 hour experience for only $8 that includes a small display and museum, a...More

Thank Jim S
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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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