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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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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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One of the best historical tours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Katherine M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Get a great lesson in local and American history at Locust Grove, the home of some of George Rogers Clark's family members. It's a living history lesson. Also many special events are held here, like a Jane Austen festival, reenactments, and antique fairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great historical home and museum. The annual 18th century market fair including American and British encampments. It gave us an opportunity to get a glimpse into what life was like in the late 1800's and talk to the re-enactors who were extremely knowledgeable about the time period. The market area consisted of blacksmiths, potters, milliners, furniture makers, bakers, etc.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Such a nice place to visit. Love the Jane Austin fest in summer. Even little kids seem to like it. It nice to learn a little history about our end of the planet and have it be positive for a change.

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