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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
502 897 9845
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Ranked #13 of 81 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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St. Louis, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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