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Locust Grove, Louisville

Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Spent about 2 hours here walking the grounds and touring the home. I definitely recommend paying to tour the home. The outside is beautiful but it's really great to go inside and look around. The guid...  read more »
  • The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful and provide great insight into what life for some in the early days of Louisville was like. Our tour guide was outstanding in her ability to bring to lif...  read more »
  • This is a must for anyone learning the history of Louisville. The home is well kept and the tour of the home gives you a great idea who George Rogers was. Many weekends they have events in the gardens...  read more »
  • The only time I have been to Locust Grove is for the Jane Austen festival, but the grounds and the house are very nice and the festival was wonderful. I am not in the Louisville are, but will definitely be making another trip to visit.
  • I've been attending LG since I was 3 or 4, and every time I go, I can't help but feel at home. The festivals and the reinactments are my favorite parts, as they are fun and interactive ways to learn about the history of the home.
  • Xclent visit. Great staff at the entrance, very helpful and friendly. Tour guide distinguished gentleman Bob was so very knowledgeable about the entire site. He explained not only the history of the site but also the history of the times. His explanations of the acquisitions and procurements filled on the missing information. The short train squall will not dampen the spirits of the wedding party there.
  • 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.
  • Great facility. The grounds are beautiful and the staff has always been great to work with. The museum and house are wonderful but to me the grounds are the best feature of Locust Grove. As a photographer we have shot a few weddings here and I feel it is one of the most photogenic locations in Jefferson County.
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