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“Interesting local history”
Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove
Ranked #31 of 172 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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palmyra
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Interesting local history”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It rained the day we went, but we were able to borrow umbrellas to go into the house and property for the tour. Very informative and friendly staff.

Visited July 2013
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Kentucky
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3 reviews
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“History and Heritage”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Locust Grove serves as a center of Louisville history and ambiance for the antique lover. They also have a gift shop full of good books and handcrafted items. At Christmas they offer a candlelight walk through the house and the grounds.

Visited December 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Forgotten American History”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Thi sis the home where George Rogers Clark died. He was responsible for the creation of the Northwest Territory and got little credit for it. Sometimes the tour guide got carried away and did not notice that he lost his group's interest. It was a very long historic house tour.

Visited August 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit for a few hours”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a guided tour that begins with a film about the people who lived there. Then a guide takes you through the home itself. Very interesting and the guides are very knowledgeable. There are three floors to traipse up and down, so if you are in any way unable to clomp up and down the stairs, might want to skip this part. There are also some out buildings and a small museum to visit. We had a great time here! It takes about 2 hours in all.

Visited July 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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223 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Beautiful house!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We had the most wonderful tour guide and she had the most interesting stories about the house and the people. It has been beautifully restored and cared for and it was just really charming.

Visited July 2013
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