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Locust Grove, Louisville

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#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Louisville
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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.

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.
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  • Very pretty property and one of the o key places Lewis and Clark visited that is still standing. Sadly, no tours offered during the week due to Covid but you can still tour the property and see the.....  more
    Very pretty property and one of the o key places Lewis and Clark visited that is still standing. Sadly, no tours offered during the week due to Covid but you can still tour the property and see the.....  more »
  • It was the hottest day of the summer and maybe that is why were were the only couple on the tour. The guide did a great job explaining the history and answering our questions. We enjoyed the tour... 
    It was the hottest day of the summer and maybe that is why were were the only couple on the tour. The guide did a great job explaining the history and answering our questions. We enjoyed the tour...  more »
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  • It's important that history is taught, even if it makes us uncomfortable. Judy C. gave a wonderful tour with lots of history/knowledge. She kept it real and didn't sugar coat the atrocities of slavery. It was very fitting that we were there during the Juneteenth weekend. The only part that I wasn't a fan of was, prior to our tour, in the museum they had a "day in the life of the enslaved"...and it was a bit too cartoony for me. It made it seem like being a slave was a happy way of life - AND IT WAS NOT!
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