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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
502 897 9845
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Ranked #8 of 73 attractions in Louisville
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of Louisville.
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louisville ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The house is beautifully restored and situated on 50 acres with a garden. Built in 1890 and where George Rogers Clark lived. They have lots of weekend special events like the Mothers Day Garden Show and the Candlelight Tours. The Jane Austen weekend is a favorite.

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Historic G, Guest Relations Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your visit! Be sure to put the Gardeners' Fair on your calendar, it just a few weeks away, May 9-11. More

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Last home of Revolutionary hero and explorer, George Rogers Clark. Pioneer who traveled down the Ohio River and established a fort on an island on the river in Louisville, Kentucky. Responsible for the establishment and founding of Louisville. Brother of Merriweather Clark of the Lewis & Clark exploration fame. Locust Grove was a working farm at the time and had... More

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we enjoyed every minute of this historical landmark. It is very well preserved-a lovely piece of history.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visiting George Rogers Clark's house and grounds is like a trip back in time.Even in winter, the House and grounds are well maintained and to my eye accurately reflect a long ago time. I have been there for some of their special events and suggest you plan your trip accordingly. I especially like their antique market weekends and the weekends... More

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We visited during the Jane Austen Days event which was also very enjoyable. The farm itself is very well preserved and obviously loved by those who volunteer there. Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds and ask questions, the home itself is a partially guided tour. Guides are there to offer limited information, mostly on the first floor but if... More

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Tennessee
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This plantation on the outskirts of Louisville has a lot of history (e.g., George Rogers Clark) and is well preserved. A guide (we had an excellent volunteer) led us through three stories and shared history and information about life in the 1800's. He customized the tour to make it interesting for the elementary school age boy on the tour. Grounds... More

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LaGrange, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Tucked away in a very scenic and quiet part of town, Locust Grove is a great place to learn about this part of Kentucky in the 1790's, when the home was part of a huge plantation visited by presidents and other notables. Our tour guide did a good job in pointing out the very exacting historic restoration work recently done... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The tour was educational, the house beautiful. Grounds need work but they are kept open by donations so pretty good. Good for the price I paid.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We experienced a very informative visit to Locust Grove. It is a lovely preservation with an excellent history. The docents are well educated and do a good job of information one about the house's history and information on the contents common to the early 1800's. Would definitely recommend a leisurely visit.

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Canton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The guided tour was most interesting--the docent well trained and open to questions. We were delighted with the "docent in training", a youngster who did a terrific job with the children's area. We would have spent more time here but. it was raining too hard to view the grounds.

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