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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
502 897 9845
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Ranked #14 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of Louisville.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went to Locust Grove on Friday July 18th while preparations for the Jane Austen festival were going on with my mom and sisters. We drove 40 minutes to get there and were not happy to find out that we couldn't get a tour of the house with our cultural passes. We were initially waited on by a woman named... More

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had this experience and are continuing to develop new options available with the Cultural Pass. The response to the cultural pass has been overwhelming; there are simply not enough people to provide full tours for everyone all day – those resources were stretched even more by the Jane Austen Festival renting the site. To... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Home to George Rogers Clark (thanks to his sister Lucy Croghan) and site of welcome home festivities for Lewis and Clark (brother William), Locust Grove offers a carefully developed glimpse of life in the context that touched many leaders of the 19th century. Daytime and candlelight (seasonal) tours are offered as well as re-enactments and festivals. Children learn from experiences.... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited on a day when there was an antique fair going on and there were docents available to answer questions but no set tours available. The docents were obviously excited to share as much as possible to anyone who would listen. We made our way through the house and felt comfortable asking questions. There is a nice walkthrough in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My family and I attended the special event on the 4th and greatly enjoyed the tour and reenactors. The grounds were beautiful.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

They had an art show there and it was my first visit. Loved it !!!!! Lived in Louisville all my life and never did go until now. Wife is going with me in a couple of months ( the next flea market ).

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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We're on a fast paced trip across the US and we get 1-2 days per state to see what it's about and try and experience the history and culture. This was a quick stop for us. You really only need 45 minutes to do this place. It's a historic home built in 1790, owned by the founder of Louisville. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Doing a trip through KY and this looked like an interesting place to see. Turned out to be as good as reviews indicate. Be sure and see the movie and visit the displays in the Visitor Center. The guided tour we received was very informative and explained the history of the house. They are very good about explaining what is... More

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Joshua Tree, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a great tour of this historic site. The grounds are beautiful and the main house well cared for.

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your time here. More

Elizabeth, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My dad and I went to Locust Grove for Fathers Day, he's a big history buff. Neither of us had been there before and thought it would be meat to check out. We told the young woman who worked in the entrance area as much, and she asked if we would like a guided tour or just walk around the... More

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to improve the experience of future visitors to Locust Grove by identifying areas in which we need to spend more time training. Our visitor center staff has already been instructed to identify which buildings available for self-guided visits more clearly. The passion for Locust Grove that our guides have for the site makes... More

Detroit
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Locust Grove is a richly historical tour at an amazing price! Our guide Charlie was so knowledgeable. We were blown away at how much we learned about the history of the area. You can stand in the same room as 3 former presidents. Highly recommended.

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to visit and review Locust Grove. We let Charlie know that you enjoyed his tour and as a very new guide at Locust Grove, he was thrilled to be mentioned. More

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