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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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One of Louisville' best historic sites

This place is rich in history of the Louisville area, and anyone interested in the settlement of... read more

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The tour was good and the house contains so much history. We used to have graduation on the porch... read more

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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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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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 21 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 16 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.

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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

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Reviewed 26 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 16 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 Donna H
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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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