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“A historic treasure!”
Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #31 of 187 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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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Spend a day exploring and roaming through this fabulous historic treasure. Bring the entire family for a day of learning while watching live demos.

Thank phenry57
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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.

Thank birgerjarl
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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.

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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.

Thank rpmc47
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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...

Thank snooperdooper
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