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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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  • We stayed VERY close to this attraction, and went for the antique show (on a VERY hot September Sunday). Very interesting place - the trees, fencing & outbuildings were of most interest to me, althoug...  more »
  • Another great historical site. You can tour thw wonderful original house and outbuildings. Depending on time of year they also offer an antique show on the groungs as well as book sales.  more »
  • Annual event happens the last Sunday of May & September is my favorite time to visit Locust Grove. It is an outdoor antiques show & sale with excellent dealers who are experts in what they sell! A mus...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great Historical Place to visit. Very well preserved and our guide Hannah was very knowledgeable and she explained very well about ancient customs and culture. Collection of ancient furniture, life style etc. They have paid tour guide and I highly recommend taking one of those. 1 to 2 hour will be enough to explore this place ( Again it depends upon your interest in the history) Free parking and staff was really good and helpful.
  • Went here on July 4 and got in free. History very well laid out. Beautiful house and grounds, very pleasant staff. Appreciated the reenactors and the reading of the declaration. One of Louisville's greatest treasures. Love the many events and !!!book sales!!!...Worth frequent return visits.
  • Great reinactors playing roles through the house. Was very interesting seeing them cook a meal in the fireplace.
  • Always something to do here. Beautiful area.

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