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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
Phone Number: +1 502-897-9845
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

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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Jane Austen Lives on at Locust Grove!

This 18th Century house and grounds is the perfect place to visit when you want to learn more about life in the very early days of the founding of Louisville, KY. Built by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jessica L
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This 18th Century house and grounds is the perfect place to visit when you want to learn more about life in the very early days of the founding of Louisville, KY. Built by the Groghan family, this elegant Georgian home welcomed General George Rogers Clark, one of the leaders of Lewis & Clark Expedition back from his adventures out West.... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful location has been accurately restored to reflect late 1700-early 1800 life of the a well-to-do frontier surveyor and his family. Our guide, Lynn, was so knowledgable and informative. There are 2 flights of stairs inside to navigate so it may not something for people with mobility issues. The outbuildings are restored and also reflect life of families during... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about 2 hours here walking the grounds and touring the home. I definitely recommend paying to tour the home. The outside is beautiful but it's really great to go inside and look around. The guide was great (can't remember her name, younger female that wore a hat). Very beautiful property!

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful and provide great insight into what life for some in the early days of Louisville was like. Our tour guide was outstanding in her ability to bring to life the former residents of the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for anyone learning the history of Louisville. The home is well kept and the tour of the home gives you a great idea who George Rogers was. Many weekends they have events in the gardens. Many times there are actors dressed in the times of George Rogers. Children of all ages can enjoy this trip.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home is a must-see for history buffs. It is gorgeously restored inside, with authentic paint and wallpaper and other details carefully researched by people who had worked at Williamsburg. Detailed with period furniture. George Rogers Clark family members lived here, and were visited by severaly presidents, and JJ Audubon stayed here with his wife and worked on his bird... More 

Thank Teresa B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles 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.

Thank Cassondraragan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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