Locust Grove tells the story of General George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the old Northwest Territory, William and Lucy Clark-Croghan founders of Locust Grove, their brother William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, and the slaves who lived and worked here.Our Louisville holiday planner makes visiting Historic Locust Grove and other Louisville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The ca. 1790 Georgian mansion, recently re-restored to near its original appearance, is the centerpiece to the 55 rolling acres of fields, woodlands, gardens and farm buildings. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to see the ever-changing merchandise in the museum store; the visitor center museum features early Louisville, pioneer Kentucky and the American Revolutionary wars - all three of them.
This site is always busy with tours, special events, weddings, camps, workshops and classes for kids and adults. Call 502-897-9845 for more information.
Historic Locust Grove Reviews
Really hands on museum about this interesting home, it’s owners and their famous visitors like George Rogers Clark, Lewis & Clarke and several presidents. We got a private tour of the home and grounds... more »
Upon a recommendation from a local librarian, we headed to Locust Grove. Behold! Who was William Clark’s older brother? Why, General George Rogers Clark, key to the eventual annexation of the Illinois... more »
My daughter loved running around on the grounds and running around the trees. Great spot for a family get together or a picnic in the grass. The house tour was interesting as well. I was recommended visiting by Townsend & Sons, glad to have made the trip here while in Kentucky.
Enjoyed picnic with my 5 year old on the grounds. Fun place to explore. Can't wait to visit again! And the volunteers are so friendly and welcoming. And the fencing demo was my son's favorite part of the day!
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