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Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #33 of 191 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visiting George Rogers Clark's house and grounds is like a trip back in time.Even in winter, the House and grounds are well maintained and to my eye accurately reflect a long ago time. I have been there for some of their special events and suggest you plan your trip accordingly.

I especially like their antique market weekends and the weekends where they exhibit crafts of the era include cooking.

Their "entry museum is not much,however the guides and their knowledge of the residence itself are very good. I understand they were at one time running night time tours, but have never been.It may be a unique experience

1  Thank bARRY w
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This plantation on the outskirts of Louisville has a lot of history (e.g., George Rogers Clark) and is well preserved. A guide (we had an excellent volunteer) led us through three stories and shared history and information about life in the 1800's. He customized the tour to make it interesting for the elementary school age boy on the tour. Grounds and shop are also recommended.

Thank MB219
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Tucked away in a very scenic and quiet part of town, Locust Grove is a great place to learn about this part of Kentucky in the 1790's, when the home was part of a huge plantation visited by presidents and other notables. Our tour guide did a good job in pointing out the very exacting historic restoration work recently done on the house.

Thank designmstr
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The tour was educational, the house beautiful. Grounds need work but they are kept open by donations so pretty good. Good for the price I paid.

Thank Gail T
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We experienced a very informative visit to Locust Grove. It is a lovely preservation with an excellent history. The docents are well educated and do a good job of information one about the house's history and information on the contents common to the early 1800's. Would definitely recommend a leisurely visit.

Thank GeneseeOhio
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