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“Surprise gem!”
Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #31 of 171 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Surprise gem!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

As a last minute thought we decided to visit Locust Grove and found it to be a wonderfully restored site with very involved and informed guides. There is an excellent museum. Locust Grove is the best way to understand the origins of Louisville.

Visited April 2013
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Grove City, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A 'MUST' for the history buff...”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Locust Grove is Georgian mansion built in the late 1700's. The historical society has restored and furnished it to its original appearance. Its just a short drive from Louisville situated on 55 acres, about five or six miles up river from downtown Louisville, so its a nice diversion for an afternoon. The house and grounds are open for a small fee. There are volunteers who give well informed tours in which they tell the story of its builders, William and Lucy Clark Croghan (sister of George Rogers Clark who spent a great deal of time there). If you enjoy history at all, it is well worth the time.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A real sense of history here”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is one of the most pleasant and enjoyable historic homes that we have visited. You learn a lot inside the home, but walking the grounds gives you real feel of what life may have been like in the hayday of this home.

Visited June 2012
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a lovely property the transports you back to the 1800's... Beautiful buildings and lovely gardens... On the back side of the property there's about a mile of great hiking trails with lots of enormous Pine trees...

Visited December 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“huistory lesson”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

also a walk back into history. they have fairs there and book sales there.they have a big beautiful mansion there.

Visited May 2012
Thank regina s
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