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Locust Grove, Louisville

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Louisville
Locust Grove tells the story of General George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the old Northwest Territory, William and Lucy Clark-Croghan founders of Locust Grove, their brother William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, and the slaves who lived and worked here.

The ca. 1790 Georgian mansion, recently re-restored to near its original appearance, is the centerpiece to the 55 rolling acres of fields, woodlands, gardens and farm buildings. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to see the ever-changing merchandise in the museum store; the visitor center museum features early Louisville, pioneer Kentucky and the American Revolutionary wars - all three of them.

This site is always busy with tours, special events, weddings, camps, workshops and classes for kids and adults. Call 502-897-9845 for more information.
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  • Renovated recently, this home hosts many weddings, special parties especially during the summer months. Nice banquet area available inside of rain is threatening. Small warming kitchen, but you need a...  more »
  • Locust Hill is a wonderful historic sight. The best time to visit is when there is a re-enactment. The history of the time period comes alive and give some great perspectives on this time period.  more »
  • Though Blankenbaker lane is a bit off the beaten path, you simply must see this "gem of history'! A well run historic tour, museum, and gift shop are part of the experience, as well as a great picnic ...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite historic sites to visit. The staff is welcoming and informative. They have a cast of volunteers who study and portray carefully-researched versions of the members of the historic household. I am always impressed with their attention to the details of history and their interaction with the public. Although a small site, they host several large history events throughout the year, and the cost is quite low for the quality of the site. :)
  • Beautiful grounds and wonderful volunteers! Everyone is so happy to share their knowledge with you. The kitchen is my favorite area, though the house--which has been lovingly restored--is really nice, too! Locust Grove really brings history to life. Definitely keep an eye out for events here, too. They're always fun and well done!
  • Beautiful historic home. Locust Grove is a wonderful place to visit and take someone along with you to enjoy this lovely place. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and a trip there will be well spent time. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds.
  • We went for the fall market, so did not get the "normal" experience, but it was well worth the trip. It was a lot of fun to take a step back in time with the reenactors and their shops and demonstrations. The property is beautiful in it's own right and has just enough modern accommodations (museum, restrooms, gift shop, etc.) that benefit the experience without getting in the way of it's history. I would definitely come back for a guided tour as the home was beautiful and the docents seemed truly knowledgeable regarding the home.
  • Excellent place to visit. The tour of the house was wonderfully done. Great effort was put into historical restoration. After the tour, the ability to look over the grounds on you own (at your own pace) is fulfilling. A really nice place for families. I would go again. I would check if there is a school group going. We were unable to watch the introduction because of numerous school groups. They did give us the link to watch it, but the experience was not the same.

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