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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
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+1 502-897-9845
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
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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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I love to go to historic homes, they have an energy to them,,, somehow peaceful and yet there is a frenetic energy in the air. I love the gift shop here, and how it expands into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
HettaLettuce
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love to go to historic homes, they have an energy to them,,, somehow peaceful and yet there is a frenetic energy in the air. I love the gift shop here, and how it expands into shelves in the hallways... a great place for local and/or unusual gifts. Their prices are fair, too, I think. Every time I am here,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellently restored and kept! A REAL example of an irreplaceable history and I am referring to the house and grounds. This property is more worthy of state park status than My Old Kentucky Home. After all, both men where visiting family members and George Rogers Clark is a historical hero as opposed to Stephen Foster who wasn't much of a... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us and for telling us about your experience. We are always delighted to hear from visitors, and we hope you'll have the chance to visit with us again soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to visit. My boyfriend and I went on a February morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Which was wonderful because our guide, Nina, could patiently answer my many questions. History abounds here, and although I know somewhat about the family and area (having ancestors from there), I had no idea about the... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Locust Grove! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback, especially about the accessibility of the site, is so helpful, and we are working on making the grounds more accessible for all. We certainly hope to see you again! All... More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went to Locust Grove on winter afternoon. We spent time in the museum detailing the founding of Louisville and the history of the Croghan family, who had connections to George Rogers Clark, James Audubon, and many other historical features. The tour of the home was fascinating and Nina was an excellent guide.

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Thank you so much for visiting with us and for telling us about your experience. We appreciate feedback from our visitors and are always delighted to hear from you. We hope you'll have the chance to visit again! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This historical building requires a tour, and it took over two hours for the three story house. The tour guide wouldn't stop talking. There's nothing interesting about it.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at Locust Grove. We always want to ensure that our visitors have an excellent visit, and we would love to know more about the time you spent with us. Can you recall the time of year you visited? We are working with our volunteer tour guides to... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We've lived in Louisville since 1991, and our house over that time has been close to Locust Grove, making it an easy place to take visiting friends and relatives. Guides do a great job explaining Locust Grove and the culture in the late 1700's - early 1800's. During several visits, we've never been bored. There's usually been a discount through... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I didn't find Locust Grove to be that exciting. It seems to be a place for school groups and older tourists. I'm sure it is great for some, but it did nothing for me.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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259 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Locust Grove is a restored 18th century plantation. This was the last home of George Rogers Clark. Wonderfuly restored. They also have a very nice museum and shop. Lots of reenactment activities, 18th centry fairs and markets all year long. Great used book sales. antique fairs, garden events and sales and al kinds of other events and stuff. Well worth... More 

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Thank Rob B
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this property. Everyone was acting in character and explaining the history of the property. They made you feel as if you were at that point in time. Would recommend it to families and friends who love history.

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Ohio
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I along with a family member recently visited Locust Grove. I love historical places and Locust Grove was extremely interesting. We ended up spending about 3 hours here touring the home with the docant, talking to the leather worker craftsman, seeing the out buildings, and visiting the museum. There was only one other couple there at the... More 

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