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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Enjoyable tour of an excellently preserved home.

It was fascinating to learn the history connected to this home. It is so well preserved. The tour... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
beavercreek, oh
Wonderful experience!

Locust Grove was one the best places we have visited. We have an excellent tour guide that was with... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Gabriela F
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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
561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
East Louisville
+1 502-897-9845
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

It was fascinating to learn the history connected to this home. It is so well preserved. The tour was informative and the guide was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank debwiltshire69
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Locust Grove was one the best places we have visited. We have an excellent tour guide that was with us for an hour. We really enjoyed and had a wonderful time!

2  Thank Gabriela F
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I went to Locus grove once and I did not really enjoy it because it was not much to see to enjoy it!

1  Thank Something N
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.

2  Thank IndplsTraveler
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Debra A
Reviewed 10 November 2015

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...More

2  Thank Amease
Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

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...More

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.

1  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank ArlettaC
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...More

1  Thank Vicki G
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Do they have costumed actors/interpreters there and if so are they there everyday? thanks so much
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