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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
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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Wonderful docent-led tour, very interesting and fact-filled. Well worth the time if you are at all interested in history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Wonderful docent-led tour, very interesting and fact-filled. Well worth the time if you are at all interested in history.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Though a little on the expensive side for families, the maintenance of this very historic site obviously requires a lot of money and so you get what you pay for -- an hour or two spent in the company of some very interesting historical personages in a beautiful setting. The docent was anxious for us to share her enthusiasm for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I went to Locust Grove as a special excusion associated with a convention I attended in Louisville. We had a lecture on bourbon in the Locust Grove visitor center (excellent!) They had costumed historic interpreters over in the historic house and by the time we were told it was ok to go over to the house and tour and interact... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

July 4th was our last day in Louisville and I heard the plantation was having a special event so we stopped by. The homestead once was home to a famous Revolutionary War general, George Rogers Clark. The history was interesting. Besides the visitors center, there are several restored building to walk through. Since it was July 4th there were hosts... More 

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Amease, We are pleased that you came to see us before you left Louisville. There is a lot to do in the area and we appreciate that you took the time to visit Locust Grove. If you get a minute, please send me an e-mail to let us know what it would have taken to get an excellent or good... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The site is beautiful and the tours are very informative--especially for history buffs. What is really great is their periodic used book sales and other festivals that re hosted throughout the year as fundraisers. If you are in town, keep an eye out for those.

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Fairfield
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639 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We had a guided tour of the house on a lovely fall Sunday afternoon. Our guide, Bob Boone, was excellent--so knowledgeable about the house and its history. There's a great museum area to browse while you're waiting for the tour; the tour itself starts with a short film about George Rogers Clark and the Croghan family. The house tour takes... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The house was beautiful and the property was immaculate. The guides really knew a lot of information about the house and the family that lived there. The re-enactment of the 1822 wedding of Ann Croghan of Locust Grove to General Thomas Jesup was touching and felt so authentic. There was period dancing ( and instruction) period dress and just a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I absolutely love Locust Grove. It's historical and beautiful. My favorite time to go is during the Antique Show. It's right at the beginning of fall so the leaves are changing and everyone is dressed up in outfits. There are a few shows and reenactments and the place is overall bustling! It's so much fun and the food is also... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Locust Grove is more than just a step back in time - it is a dream destination for history lovers. As the home where George Rogers Clark spent his final years, the estate is steeped in history, and it is one of the most scenic locations in all of Louisville. My visit here was for an evening event with a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Historically significant property, lovingly maintained. We enjoyed a personal tour with Bob, who had more to tell us than there was time to tell it in, mostly about the fascinating history of the place. I never knew the role it played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition!

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