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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

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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Beautiful Historic Site, with great book sales!

The site is beautiful and the tours are very informative--especially for history buffs. What is really great is their periodic used book sales and other festivals that re hosted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Debra S
Louisville, Kentucky
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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

July 4th was our last day in Louisville and I heard the plantation was having a special event so we stopped by. The homestead once was home to a famous Revolutionary War general, George Rogers Clark. The history was interesting. Besides the visitors center, there are several restored building to walk through. Since it was July 4th there were hosts... More 

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

Amease, We are pleased that you came to see us before you left Louisville. There is a lot to do in the area and we appreciate that you took the time to visit Locust Grove. If you get a minute, please send me an e-mail to let us know what it would have taken to get an excellent or good... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The site is beautiful and the tours are very informative--especially for history buffs. What is really great is their periodic used book sales and other festivals that re hosted throughout the year as fundraisers. If you are in town, keep an eye out for those.

Thank Debra S
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506 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a guided tour of the house on a lovely fall Sunday afternoon. Our guide, Bob Boone, was excellent--so knowledgeable about the house and its history. There's a great museum area to browse while you're waiting for the tour; the tour itself starts with a short film about George Rogers Clark and the Croghan family. The house tour takes... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The house was beautiful and the property was immaculate. The guides really knew a lot of information about the house and the family that lived there. The re-enactment of the 1822 wedding of Ann Croghan of Locust Grove to General Thomas Jesup was touching and felt so authentic. There was period dancing ( and instruction) period dress and just a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I absolutely love Locust Grove. It's historical and beautiful. My favorite time to go is during the Antique Show. It's right at the beginning of fall so the leaves are changing and everyone is dressed up in outfits. There are a few shows and reenactments and the place is overall bustling! It's so much fun and the food is also... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Locust Grove is more than just a step back in time - it is a dream destination for history lovers. As the home where George Rogers Clark spent his final years, the estate is steeped in history, and it is one of the most scenic locations in all of Louisville. My visit here was for an evening event with a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Historically significant property, lovingly maintained. We enjoyed a personal tour with Bob, who had more to tell us than there was time to tell it in, mostly about the fascinating history of the place. I never knew the role it played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My favorite time to go to Locust Grove is when the Antique Show in there. They have on there twice a year.

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thanks, Joyce. I love that event too! The Fall Antiques Market is just around the corner, September 27! See you there. Jennifer More 

Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Locust Grove is a Georgian mansion built in the late 1700's. It was built by William Croghan and Lucy Clark Croghan who, along with Lucy's brother, General George Rogers Clark, were front and center to experience the beginnings of our history....America in it's infancy. Lucy Clark Croghan and General George Rogers Clark were the aunt and uncle of William Clark,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Locust Grove is a restored house that Gen. George Rogers Clark spent the last few years of his life in, and Lewis and Clark visited after their exploration of the West. Our tour guide was amazing, unfortunately I don't remember her name. She explained all the different rooms of the mansion and told us how they figured out what the... More 

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