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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone Number: +1 502-897-9845
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1790, Locust Grove, a three story brick Georgian home, is the...

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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Locust Grove Antique Show

My favorite time to go to Locust Grove is when the Antique Show in there. They have on there twice a year.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2015
Joyce E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

My favorite time to go to Locust Grove is when the Antique Show in there. They have on there twice a year.

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thanks, Joyce. I love that event too! The Fall Antiques Market is just around the corner, September 27! See you there. Jennifer More 

Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Locust Grove is a Georgian mansion built in the late 1700's. It was built by William Croghan and Lucy Clark Croghan who, along with Lucy's brother, General George Rogers Clark, were front and center to experience the beginnings of our history....America in it's infancy. Lucy Clark Croghan and General George Rogers Clark were the aunt and uncle of William Clark,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Locust Grove is a restored house that Gen. George Rogers Clark spent the last few years of his life in, and Lewis and Clark visited after their exploration of the West. Our tour guide was amazing, unfortunately I don't remember her name. She explained all the different rooms of the mansion and told us how they figured out what the... More 

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Louisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We go a few times a year for the fairs and craft shows. A fun place to go do to the activities that are always going on. Can be a bit expensive if you have to pay to park and the entrance fee. But the kids can see actors and explore the past in a fun way as well as... More 

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Bonlet, Public Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Locust Grove. Just to be clear, we do charge admission or a gate fee to our events (except the free ones!), but we never charge a parking fee. Sincerely, Bonny Wise, Marketing Coordinator More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

My job rented out the place for us to spend the day here and explore. Lunch was catered in, and was aserved in a big dining hall. The small gift shop right outside had some neat items. The tour was great, the guides know tenor stuff. I liked exploring without the guide though, it was less distracting.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Wonderfully restored house. Excellent for guide. Thought this was the one time home for the Clark of Lewis and Clark but it is his brother and sister although the famous explorers did visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A walk thru Louisville history. Wonderful restored home and gardens. Tells the story of Louisville's founding families.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This house was the house of George Rogers Clark. You can take a casual walk through it and see the rooms with period furniture, not all original, throughout. Much of it has been restored to the original condition it was when the family occupied it. They sometimes have folks dressed in period that will give you some of the details... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The grounds are nice and the house tour is first rate with reenactors in character (it's extra fun when someone doesn't "get" that the person is portraying a member of the household from that time period). I liked being in the room where General George Rodgers Clark died and hearing his story. There is also a nicely-done museum on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

First and foremost, if it's possible, get Lynn to be your tour guide. She answered all our questions and gave us insider facts about the people of the house. She was lively, but don't you dare use flash or red eye settings on your cameras! The tour was nicely timed so that we were the only three, so we had... More 

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