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Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #18 of 191 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.
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Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

I love history and enjoyed the guided tour of this historic house but my friend was a little bored. It nay have been because the older volunteer guide, while very knowledgable, did not talk loud enough for someone who was hard of hearing. This house has been carefully restored to its original condition and the informative movie and small museum add to a visitors knowledge.

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Reviewed 9 August 2012

My husband and I visited this house in 1 August 2012. We were part of a bus group that was attending a Lewis and Clark conference in Clarksville, Indiana. This house is located in a very upscale, gorgeous neighborhood in Louisville and still sits on its original location with surrounding 55 acres of land (the farm originally had 694 acres of land). This house, built in 1790, was home to George Rogers Clark's sister Lucy and her husband William Croghan, who was Clark's surveying partner. George Rogers Clark was the older brother of the famed explorer, Meriwether Lewis. Lewis and Clark visited this house after their journey to the Pacific. It may be the only home still in existence today that both famous explorers visited together. George Rogers Clark, after a horrible accident which resulted in the loss of his leg, came to live in this house of his sister in 1809 until his death in 1818. Three presidents were known to visit there: Monroe, Jackson and Taylor. The house holds a few original pieces of furniture of the family, but most is furniture of the late 18th century or early 19th century period. The house is meticulously restored. Visitors may visit the downstairs and upstairs rooms. The surveyor cabin of William Croghan is attached to the house and houses early surveying equipment. There is a display case showing the daily life of a frontier Kentucky farmer and other exhibits. We were not given an individual tour, but there were guides in some of the rooms that explained significant pieces of furniture and family history. Perhaps because we had a large group, the head tour guide seemed to be rather impatient and was urging the other tour guides not to spend so much time talking to us. This put me off a bit. There is a visitor's center separate from the house where there is a very nice gift shop/book store and there is a video shown in an auditorium that explains the history of the house. It is worth your while to see the video first to get an idea of the historical significance of the house. In the back, there is a reconstructed slave cabin (it was locked so we could not get inside) and a grave yard where George Rogers Clark and a few family members were buried. Their stones are still there, but their bodies were moved to another location years later because subsequent owners did not like a graveyard on their property (even though it was historic!) This site is well worth a visit if you are in the Louisville area!

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Reviewed 30 July 2012

I was invited to go and take the tour, the grounds were very beautiful, and the restored rooms were nice to view and her about the history. Very nice .

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We enjoyed this site. The docent was very interesting and pointed where Zachary Taylor once lived. They were also setting up for the Jame Austen Festival that looked like it would be very interesting maybe next year.

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Third trip to the annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove. Each year it gets bigger and better. So many events and presentations are included in the admission which is so reasonable. Tea is fantastic and also very reasonable

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