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Locust Grove, Louisville

4.6
#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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  • August 9, 2017
    We went for the antique show and stayed for the historical tour! Both were amazing as was the used and rare book sale. Wonderful Louis and Clark history!  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    What better place for the Kentucky branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) to hold their 9th annual Jane Austen Festival, but at a Georgian / Federal era home? The society and the o...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    I highly recommend this for families or individuals. Don't be worried if there are not a lot of people at the location, it is so with the tour. Overall about a 2 hour experience for only $8 that inclu...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • February 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great reinactors playing roles through the house. Was very interesting seeing them cook a meal in the fireplace.
  • June 26, 2017
    Always something to do here. Beautiful area.

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