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Locust Grove

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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
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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An Enjoyable Afternoon, Steeped in History

The grounds are nice and the house tour is first rate with reenactors in character (it's extra fun when someone doesn't "get" that the person is portraying a member of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The grounds are nice and the house tour is first rate with reenactors in character (it's extra fun when someone doesn't "get" that the person is portraying a member of the household from that time period). I liked being in the room where General George Rodgers Clark died and hearing his story. There is also a nicely-done museum on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

First and foremost, if it's possible, get Lynn to be your tour guide. She answered all our questions and gave us insider facts about the people of the house. She was lively, but don't you dare use flash or red eye settings on your cameras! The tour was nicely timed so that we were the only three, so we had... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This historic place is rich with what living was like in the 1800's. Did not take actual tour due to time, but the museum inside the gift shop area was rich with information.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place to visit. Guide person is polite and has knowledge about history about Louisville. Most facilities are not accessible for disable people and very aged people.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great place to visit with the kids, especially during one of the reenactments. They have them twice a year and one has actually cannons being fired. Very cool!

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Locust Grove

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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