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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
502 897 9845
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Ranked #14 of 83 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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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our time here led by a docent with only us in the group. The house is very interesting and the docent had lots of stories to entertain us. A little too much emphasis on it being a living house museum to accentuate the unmade beds, used tablecloths, etc., but on the whole a worthwhile stop.

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Louisville, Kentucky
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great way to spend a fall day then walking around the grounds of a Georgian mansion (c.1790)served as the last home of General George Rogers Clark, and features crafted furniture, portraits, prints, textiles, domestic objects, and many events. I particularly enjoy the 18th c. style entertainment, purchasing replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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121 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just to add to my previous review, I went here this weekend for the antique fair and I really and truly had a wonderful time! Parking was very smooth, good picnic food, and wonderful vendors set in one of the most beautiful venues ever!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Locust Grove was beautiful. The interior of the house has been well restored. Our guide was very informative and related interesting facts about the family and the history of that time period. The grounds are well-maintained and lovely to walk through. The museum is very informative and nicely arranged.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am a huge fan of George Rogers Clark, and have wanted to come here for a very long time. This was better than expected. The tour started with a very updated movie. The house is beautiful and the inside the same. Such a grand mansion, incredible woodworking, furnishings, just an amazing home. The history of this site is very... More

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St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the house & grounds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Fascinating.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A house with so much history. Restored to the 1809-1820 period in the last few years, every piece of furniture and decoration fits the period. Our tour guide, NancyL, was very knowledgeable and so proud to present this piece of history because the local folks saved this house from becoming a new subdivision. A great save by Louisville and Kentucky!!!... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Latke a tour of this house and estate to see how many African/American slaves lived and farmed this estate in 1790. It was established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan and George Rogers Clark spent the last few years of his life there. It was also visited by a few Presidents. The day we visited it was very quiet -... More

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Annapolis, MD
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37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gorgeous setting. Beautiful house. Great little museum. Knowledgeable, charming docents who'd happily extend to two hours a one hour tour. Reasonably priced gift shop. Don't miss this one if you're in Louisville.

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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

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