Historic Locust Grove is a 55-acre 18th-century farm site and National Historic Landmark situated in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. The site is owned by the Louisville Metro government, and operated as a historic interpretive site by Historic Locust Grove, Inc.
The main feature on the property is the ca. 1790 Georgian mansion that was the home of the Croghan family and gathering place for George Rogers Clark, Lewis and Clark, and U.S. Presidents. In addition to the mansion there is the Visitors Center that houses a gift shop, museum and meeting space.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 – 4:30 PM|
Dana Gagnon | Dec 28, 2017
This is one of my favorite historic sites to visit. The staff is welcoming and informative. They have a cast of volunteers who study and portray carefully-researched versions of the members of the historic household. I am always impressed with their attention to the details of history and their interaction with the public. Although a small site, they host several large history events throughout the year, and the cost is quite low for the quality of the site. :)
Lindsay Shelden | Nov 3, 2017
Beautiful grounds and wonderful volunteers! Everyone is so happy to share their knowledge with you. The kitchen is my favorite area, though the house--which has been lovingly restored--is really nice, too! Locust Grove really brings history to life. Definitely keep an eye out for events here, too. They're always fun and well done!
Linda Roe | Jan 8, 2018
Beautiful historic home. Locust Grove is a wonderful place to visit and take someone along with you to enjoy this lovely place. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and a trip there will be well spent time. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds.
Robbie Bichler | Feb 26, 2018
Went to The Emiline Strong Smith Chamber Music Series. The event was entertaining and educational. The was beautifully preserved and property is amazing.
John Murray | Nov 5, 2017
We went for the fall market, so did not get the "normal" experience, but it was well worth the trip. It was a lot of fun to take a step back in time with the reenactors and their shops and demonstrations. The property is beautiful in it's own right and has just enough modern accommodations (museum, restrooms, gift shop, etc.) that benefit the experience without getting in the way of it's history. I would definitely come back for a guided tour as the home was beautiful and the docents seemed truly knowledgeable regarding the home.
Maggie Lohman | Mar 25, 2018
Very beautiful grounds, informative map guide you to buildings ..clean all around. Small museum based mostly on the life of Clark the explorer and his visit here. Everything is free except if you want to see inside house. We walked the ground to see slave quarters, kitchen and various other buildings...also enjoyed museum. Definitely worth a quick stop off if nearby.
Carolyn Thompkins | Mar 7, 2018
Very happy that this farm and structures were preserved for new generations to observe and study. Tour guide was a wealth of information and ready to interact with visitors. More preservations such as this farm are needed and would be appreciated.
Hank Yost | Jun 11, 2018
Great experience. Things of interest for all ages. Tour was awesome! It really takes you back in time. Well worth it!
Chas Kuhn | May 24, 2018
Visiting the historic grounds of Locust Grove is always a pleasure. It is always very peaceful and also a relaxing place to visit. Many high quality activities and events also take place here. Inside the visitor center you can also find local artists' work for sale if you're looking for one of a kind gifts.
melissa renfro-brumley | May 13, 2018
the garden fair was wonderful, very hot! Food trucks,the live music, were wonderful! Great place to visit!
Vini Tucker | Jul 9, 2018
Great site they share alot of history and teach a lot about local history. Greay events there ad well.
Rita Warren | Jun 15, 2018
It was my son's first time going and he loved it! He wasn't thrilled about the house, but loved the museum because he could touch things in there. He learned that houses did not always have air conditioning or bathrooms.
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