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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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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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The house was a casual walk thru w/ Narrators thru the house informing us of the history. The owner was a Clark from Lewis & Clark explorers. The property was hosting antique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The house was a casual walk thru w/ Narrators thru the house informing us of the history. The owner was a Clark from Lewis & Clark explorers. The property was hosting antique vendors. A huge show. Very friendly workers thru out the property to inform us. Bathroom Facility on the property. Most of the original furniture from the wealth has... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had recently been to Richmond's Capitol building where George Rogers Clark is touted as a Virginia hero. It was really interesting to learn more about the Clark family and George Rogers Clark triumphs and tragedies, including his battles with the Virginia government to pay him a pension. His role and that of his brother-in-law truly affected the course of... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved this tour- great history in this home and the decor is fabulous and from the period. Be sure to ask to see the kitchen- almost didnt get to see it as most of our group had to leave early!

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Marana, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This quaint mansion and surrounding grounds offer a nice respite from intense touring. There is an informative video in the visitor's center and docents provide small group tours of the actual mansion. It has neat period furnishings and several outbuildings are open as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We walked the grounds, didn't pay to go into the house. The grounds were beautiful and the buildings were in pristine condition. A must for those into history. Museum/visitor's center workers were very pleasant and friendly.

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Service and food was very good. The grass should have been cut prior to the event to make it easier for ladies in heels to maneuver the grounds. Provisions should have been made for walkway runners and umbrellas could have been provided to guest to protect against the rain. All of the guests ended up with soggy shoes and heads... More 

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Locust_Grove_Lou_KY, Front Office Manager at Locust Grove, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind suggestions. We will be sure to convey them to others who have scheduled private events, such as weddings, at this historic site. We will also ask them to remind their guests to dress appropriately when attending an outdoor wedding. More 

Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As a historic house, this one is little better than average. All of the finishes and furnishings are either period antiques not original to the home, or they are reproductions. The most notable aspects are the various extravagances, like the verdigris (copper-based) paint, oil cloth flooring painted to look like black and white checkerboard tiles, and elaborate themed wallpapers. The... More 

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new haven, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a small farm with a number of buildings that are restored with great detail, using artifacts from the time and some original to the site, to the early 1800s. The docent tour, the film and the small museum together allow you to really go back to that time. If you're interested in doing that, I recommend you take this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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Additional Information about Locust Grove

Address: Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone Number: +1 502-897-9845
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4

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