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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Historic Locust Grove House and grounds

A lovely homestead in the middle of Louisville. Hidden gem of a place. Home of George Rogers Clark... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cindy B
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Villa Hills, Kentucky, United States
Beautiful

Visited this beautiful home and garden on a day when they had period actors which made it even more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kimberly W
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East Helena, Montana
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 days ago

A lovely homestead in the middle of Louisville. Hidden gem of a place. Home of George Rogers Clark dating from late 1700s - early 1800s..Totally restored with period furnishings in the house. Tours on the quarter hour daily. $8 per person - a bargain. Has...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful home and garden on a day when they had period actors which made it even more enjoyable. The docent was very knowledgeable and provided great information. It is a great way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The docent-led tours are informative and engaging, and the grounds are beautiful. Definitely check their web site and take advantage of whatever additional programming is scheduled during your visit. They plan both annual and special events that are delightful. If you are a book lover,...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A very well renovated historic building that saw the beginning of Louisville. The docent tour was excellent.

Thank lancereyn0
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What an amazing, historical place. The grounds are so fabulous and they work hard at maintaining them as well as keeping the plantings true to the era it was lived in. Great for a family, lots of fun, and good, era appropriate music! A must...More

Thank jojo5757
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in Lousiville, this place a madwatkry visit. Lots of history connections with a young America. The house is beautiful as well as the grounds. The docents are very knowledgeable. The visitor center has a nice museum and gift shop.

Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love to go to historic homes, they have an energy to them,,, somehow peaceful and yet there is a frenetic energy in the air. I love the gift shop here, and how it expands into shelves in the hallways... a great place for local...More

Thank HettaLettuce
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Excellently restored and kept! A REAL example of an irreplaceable history and I am referring to the house and grounds. This property is more worthy of state park status than My Old Kentucky Home. After all, both men where visiting family members and George Rogers...More

Thank Shelia H
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us and for telling us about your experience. We are always delighted to hear from visitors, and we hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was a wonderful place to visit. My boyfriend and I went on a February morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Which was wonderful because our guide, Nina, could patiently answer my many questions. History abounds here, and although I know somewhat...More

Thank Scottygirl329
Management response:Responded 6 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Locust Grove! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback, especially about the accessibility of the site, is so helpful, and we are working on...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went to Locust Grove on winter afternoon. We spent time in the museum detailing the founding of Louisville and the history of the Croghan family, who had connections to George Rogers Clark, James Audubon, and many other historical features. The tour of the home...More

1  Thank HDS1
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for visiting with us and for telling us about your experience. We appreciate feedback from our visitors and are always delighted to hear from you. We hope you'll have the chance to visit again!

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IamLuLus
Do they have costumed actors/interpreters there and if so are they there everyday? thanks so much
4 June 2015|
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Response from Bonlet | Property representative |
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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