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Locust Grove

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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone Number: +1 502-897-9845
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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A live fun place to go

We go a few times a year for the fairs and craft shows. A fun place to go do to the activities that are always going on. Can be a bit expensive if you have to pay to park and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We go a few times a year for the fairs and craft shows. A fun place to go do to the activities that are always going on. Can be a bit expensive if you have to pay to park and the entrance fee. But the kids can see actors and explore the past in a fun way as well as... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My job rented out the place for us to spend the day here and explore. Lunch was catered in, and was aserved in a big dining hall. The small gift shop right outside had some neat items. The tour was great, the guides know tenor stuff. I liked exploring without the guide though, it was less distracting.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderfully restored house. Excellent for guide. Thought this was the one time home for the Clark of Lewis and Clark but it is his brother and sister although the famous explorers did visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A walk thru Louisville history. Wonderful restored home and gardens. Tells the story of Louisville's founding families.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This house was the house of George Rogers Clark. You can take a casual walk through it and see the rooms with period furniture, not all original, throughout. Much of it has been restored to the original condition it was when the family occupied it. They sometimes have folks dressed in period that will give you some of the details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The grounds are nice and the house tour is first rate with reenactors in character (it's extra fun when someone doesn't "get" that the person is portraying a member of the household from that time period). I liked being in the room where General George Rodgers Clark died and hearing his story. There is also a nicely-done museum on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

First and foremost, if it's possible, get Lynn to be your tour guide. She answered all our questions and gave us insider facts about the people of the house. She was lively, but don't you dare use flash or red eye settings on your cameras! The tour was nicely timed so that we were the only three, so we had... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This historic place is rich with what living was like in the 1800's. Did not take actual tour due to time, but the museum inside the gift shop area was rich with information.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place to visit. Guide person is polite and has knowledge about history about Louisville. Most facilities are not accessible for disable people and very aged people.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great place to visit with the kids, especially during one of the reenactments. They have them twice a year and one has actually cannons being fired. Very cool!

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