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Locust Grove

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Neighborhood: East Louisville
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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone Number: 502 897 9845
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of...
Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of Louisville.
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Beautiful Setting

Service and food was very good. The grass should have been cut prior to the event to make it easier for ladies in heels to maneuver the grounds. Provisions should have been made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Aventura, Florida
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Aventura, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Service and food was very good. The grass should have been cut prior to the event to make it easier for ladies in heels to maneuver the grounds. Provisions should have been made for walkway runners and umbrellas could have been provided to guest to protect against the rain. All of the guests ended up with soggy shoes and heads... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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152 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As a historic house, this one is little better than average. All of the finishes and furnishings are either period antiques not original to the home, or they are reproductions. The most notable aspects are the various extravagances, like the verdigris (copper-based) paint, oil cloth flooring painted to look like black and white checkerboard tiles, and elaborate themed wallpapers. The... More 

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new haven, ct
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a small farm with a number of buildings that are restored with great detail, using artifacts from the time and some original to the site, to the early 1800s. The docent tour, the film and the small museum together allow you to really go back to that time. If you're interested in doing that, I recommend you take this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I try to visit this house and property every time I'm in Louisville. It is full of history and I love the every last detail in the house. It is interesting to see and hear what life may have been like when Louisville was in its beginnings.

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Conroe, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for history buffs. You can tour the grounds for free on a self guided tour. If you want to see the inside of the house you need to pay for the guided tour.

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Gainesville, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
101 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Typical historic homes and gardens, perfect for family day out or wedding venue. Loved the gardens...out building interesting.

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Chicago, IL
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56 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I read about this historic site in the DAR magazine, American Spirit. I was quite captivated by the article and the figures of George Rogers Clark (Revolutionary War hero), his sister Lucy Clark Croghan and her husband William, and of course, William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It motivated us to go to Louisville/Lexington for about 10 days.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Guide made the story of Clark family come alive. This stuff is not in history books. George Clark was an amazing Renaissance Man for his time. It is worth finding out more about America's heritage by visiting these local homes. It opens more sites for history buffs. Inspires to go on and research history, i.e. I found out my first... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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231 reviews 231 reviews
76 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We caught the last tour of the house. Interesting history, lots to see, our guide was less than knowledgeable on the house and its history.

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited this historical spot summer 2013... i was at a loss for words..my one disappointment was I did not enter the main house as the tour was overpriced..I did make use of the tour of the museum and the beautiful grounds..I was able to buy some wonderful informative books at their book sale at VERY reasonable prices..I will visit again... More 

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