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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
Phone Number: +1 502-897-9845
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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GreatHistorical Education

If you are interested in history this is a great venue. Our tour guide was Diane who was knowledgeable and informative. The information disseminated during the tour was concise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Harold B
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Russell, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did this tour on a hot Saturday in August. The $9 adult tour price was OK but the experience was lacking. First off the preliminary video at visitor center was basically held in a large closet on a 36 inch TV. We were told the normal video auditorium was being occupied by another event going on.... More 

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

Don G, Thanks for taking your time to give us feedback. We are so disappointed that you didn’t enjoy your visit to Locust Grove. Training in both knowledge and presentation is an on-going effort, (as you noticed when the workshop on making ladies’ stays moved our film to a meeting room.) Sometimes it takes a while for a guide to... More 

Russell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history this is a great venue. Our tour guide was Diane who was knowledgeable and informative. The information disseminated during the tour was concise and to the point. Questions asked and answered without hesitation. The house and support buildings added to the Clark history. I good 3 hours spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous historical home that I wish I could have spent more time exploring. The grounds were beautiful and the staff very knowledgeable.

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Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Locust Grove is a beautiful 1792 Georgian mansion that was home to the William & Lucy Clark Croghan family and eventually General George Rogers Clark in his later years. General Clark was the founder of Louisville and also the brother of Lucy Croghan. William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition was also their brother. The tour includes two floors... More 

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

Hazel2016, We know that there are so many things to do in Louisville, and we thank you for choosing to spend time with us at Locust Grove. Thank you as well for letting us know about your experience. We are so sorry that our guide was rude. Sometimes the passion for conservation of the house overwhelms a normally gracious nature,... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

My husband and I visited Locust Grove during the Hemp Festival. Although we missed most of the festivities because we arrived so late, our visit to the hemp plantation was relaxing and fun. There was plenty to explore, including the main plantation home (built in the 1700's), kitchen house, and blacksmith house. They have bee boxes and gardens to stroll... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is a stunningly beautiful place to visit. Just being on the grounds makes you feel like you've jumped back in time. The buildings are old and have been preserved as closely as possible to their original appearance. The tour is highly interesting, taking you through the lives of those who lived on the land long ago. I used to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My first visit and first JA Festival! Enjoyed it tremendously! If not for the heat and humidity it would have been perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our Docent was very friendly and well informed. She answered our questions. The price was a little high for this tour but I'm glad we decided to take it. It is after all the reason we came on this trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Interesting subject and place, but our tour seemed to be quick and the tour guide seemed to be just going through the motions.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you like history, take a walk back into the 1700's to an original home and farm. The last home of George Rogers Clark, from the fame expedition in 1803 Lewis and Clark.

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