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Address: 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-7100
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+1 502-897-9845
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1790, Locust Grove, a three story brick Georgian home, is the...

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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Lovely place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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Modesto, CA
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Modesto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 children and if you cannot climb stairs you will not be able to go to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 (buildings including the kitchen, smoke room and another I can't remember) and then onto the... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank NewYorkWendy
beavercreek, oh
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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1 Thank debwiltshire69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 in a beautiful setting. The docent was anxious for us to share her enthusiasm for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I went to Locust Grove as a special excusion associated with a convention I attended in Louisville. We had a lecture on bourbon in the Locust Grove visitor center (excellent!) They had costumed historic interpreters over in the historic house and by the time we were told it was ok to go over to the house and tour and interact... More 

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