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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Jane Austen Festival (July 14-16) Venue - EXCELLENT!

What better place for the Kentucky branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Awesome tour and story telling

I highly recommend this for families or individuals. Don't be worried if there are not a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim S
Atlanta, Georgia
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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: 13:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
East Louisville
+1 502-897-9845
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is a historic home where George Rogers Clark did indeed spend time and his last remaining years here. You can actually see the bedroom he died in upstairs. Today was the July 4th event that was free. Generally, the fee is $6 for adults...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 23 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 18 April 2017

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

Thank lancereyn0
Reviewed 10 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 20 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

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3 June 2015|
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