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“Beautiful setting”
Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #33 of 182 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Locust Grove was interesting to little kids and big kids alike. We had a nice visit and learned a lot about Kentucky.

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We were warmly welcomed before seeing the orientation video at the start of a nearly hour-long tour. The video was well-done and informative and the house itself was authentically restored just two years ago. Brian Cushing was our young, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable guide. He elaborated on the fascinating history that the house represents, including the founding of Louisville, the expansion of the Northwest Territory, and visits by Lewis and Clark and presidents Zachary Taylor and Andrew Jackson. Don't miss the small, but well-done museum that gives a historical overview of the times and is appropriate for all ages.

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Wonderful old house. Knowledgeable docents. Great history

Thank L H
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We visited in 107 degree weather, so I think that if you went when it is a bit cooler, you'd be able to explore a little more. We bought this through a LivingSocial deal a couple of months ago. The drive there is beautiful as well. It is in an upscale neighborhood and we just drove around looking at the massive mansions and colonial style houses. It was perfect.

Our tour guide was very good, Mr. Boone. He showed us through all of the buildings on the property and told us the interesting history about them. The house is nice because it's AIR CONDITIONED!

The only thing that I didn't know before we went and was kind of disappointing when I found out there was, most of the stuff in the house are replicas from the time period. They weren't actually there before and most of the rooms are redone. I thought it was more like the Benjamin Harrison House in Indy- where most of the stuff there belonged to the family. Either way, it was neat to see everything.

It would be a great place for a wedding and a photographer to take pictures. There are lots of photo ops for any occasion! They were filming a movie while we were there and we met the actor and director making the film. Both of them were really nice!

You should stop in and check the place out! It's so breathtaking!

1  Thank vegascupcakes777
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

I grew up in Louisville, and went to Locust Grove in the 1960's not long after it was acquired as a property for preservation and public viewing. I finally took my husband there over Memorial Day weekend, and it had changed so much! Their re-restoration in 2010-2011 was amazing. It is one of the best preserved homes from the late 1700's that I have ever seen. The docents (tour guides) are very helpful and knowledgeable. Their museum store is sized appropriately (not overly large, but not sparse, either). There are tons of books on various aspects of Kentucky and its history, and many arts and crafts made my local craftsmen. Oh, and lest I forget, the exhibit hall is chock-full of additional information, and one can peruse it at leisure before and/or after the house tour. For $8 per adult, it is an amazing bargain.

2  Thank MaryDee1
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