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Locust Grove

Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
Phone Number: 502 897 9845
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Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1790, Locust Grove is the former home of the founder of Louisville.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Locust Grove is the home place of Lucy and William Croghan, the sister and brother-in-law of George Rogers Clark and William Clark. It is a fascinating home to visit and the museum is wonderful as well. They have informative and entertaining special events and lectures as well as Revolutionary War encampments. I highly recommend this site.

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Sellersburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This house is amazingly well-maintained. Just a delight to tour and see all the historic articles. The Jane Austen festival in July is an AWESOME event. The grounds are well maintained and access is well-organized. Worth your time and money if you love history.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

the living historians were as good as I have ever seen. Locust Grove in autumn is so beautiful! The house is as important to American History as any other, as it was in this house that the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery began and ended. I highly recommend this stop while in Louisville, and be sure to stroll the... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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