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Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
+1 502-897-9845
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Historical and educational

The property is beautiful and the history rich. The volunteers do a great job of educating you and... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
San Francisco, California
via mobile
Lovely place

Had a day free so took Uber here and went on one of their tours. You watch a video first. A... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Modesto, CA
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
East Louisville
+1 502-897-9845
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The property is beautiful and the history rich. The volunteers do a great job of educating you and the house is amazing for its time. Transports you back 200 years ago ...

Thank Marlos1
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Had a day free so took Uber here and went on one of their tours. You watch a video first. A knowledgeable guide takes you through the house and points out the most interesting things in each room. I would not recommend this for young...More

Thank MaryModesto
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I took my daughter here on a tour-there is a museum that you can walk through first (which has a picture of early Louisville which is literally a yard with a fence around it). After the museum the guide arrived and showed us the grounds...More

Thank terriw1046
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Built in 1790, was a working farm until 1961 when it was extensively restored. Visited by Lew and Clark after their expedition and other notables. Beautifully restored.

1  Thank BusinessTraveler0969
Reviewed 2 May 2016

It was a quiet weekday so we were lucky to get a private tour with Nina, who was extremely knowledgeable and engaged. The house and grounds contain a lot of American history, not merely local importance.

1  Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It was fascinating to learn the history connected to this home. It is so well preserved. The tour was informative and the guide was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank debwiltshire69
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Locust Grove was one the best places we have visited. We have an excellent tour guide that was with us for an hour. We really enjoyed and had a wonderful time!

2  Thank Gabriela F
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I went to Locus grove once and I did not really enjoy it because it was not much to see to enjoy it!

1  Thank Something N
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Wonderful docent-led tour, very interesting and fact-filled. Well worth the time if you are at all interested in history.

2  Thank IndplsTraveler
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Though a little on the expensive side for families, the maintenance of this very historic site obviously requires a lot of money and so you get what you pay for -- an hour or two spent in the company of some very interesting historical personages...More

1  Thank Jeffrey W
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3 June 2015|
Response from Bonlet | Property representative |
Hi - No not everyday. The costumed interpreters are at most of our special events, sometimes at weddings when they are requested to be in the house, etc. and especially our Christmastide Christmas open house tours in... More